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The Rainforest The Rainforest Presentation Transcript

  • Rainforests By Samantha
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  • What is a rainforest?
    • A rainforest is a large area of land with lots of lush, green vegetation.
    • They also receive very high quantities of water per year.
    • This also gives the Rainforest its name.
  • Location of some rainforests
    • Central America
    • Brazil
    • Africa
    • Southern Asia
    • Australasia
  • Animals of the Rainforest
    • Rainforests are home to millions of different types of animals, birds, reptiles and insects.
    • All of them are special and unique.
    • Some of them are:
    • Jaguar
    • Macaws
    • Orangutans
    • Electric Eel
    • Fairy Bluebird
    • Antelopes
    • Bonobos
    • Congo peafowl
    • Poison Arrow Frog
    • Boa Constrictor
    • Butterflies
  • Plants of the Rainforest
    • 2/3 of the worlds plant species are found in rainforests.
    • Most of the plants in rainforests need lots of water.
    • Some different species of plants in Rainforests are:
    • Bromeliads
    • Epiphytes
    • Saprophytes
    • Buttress Roots
    • Lianas
    • Orchids
    • Carnivorous Plants
  • Climate and Rainfall
    • Most Rainforests in the world are very humid.
    • The average temperature is usually around 18˚C.
    • At the end of the year some rainforests can reach rainfall levels of up to 2000mm.
  • The Rainforest Layers
    • The rainforest is separated into four layers.
    • They are:
    • The Emergent Layer
    • The Canopy
    • The Understorey
    • The Forest Floor
  • The Destruction of Rainforests
    • Rainforests are very beautiful but they are unfortunately being cut down for wood and land.
    • Rainforests once covered 14% of the Earth’s land surface now ,they only cover 6%.
    • Most rainforests are cleared by chainsaws, bulldozers and fires.
  • Why are rainforests so unique and valuable?
    • They provide much of the worlds oxygen.
    • Rainforests hold a lot of plants that can be used in every day medicines.
    • They are one of the most beautiful forms of mother nature and should be preserved for millions of others to see.
    • Millions of species of birds and animals are found in rainforests. If they all disappeared who knows how many species we would have left.
  • What can we do to help save rainforests?
    • Recycle everything you can: newspapers, cans, glass bottles and jars, aluminum foil, motor oil, scrap metal, etc.
    • Use cold water in the washer whenever possible.
    • Store food in re-usable containers, instead of plastic wrap or aluminium foil.
    • Don't leave water running needlessly.
    • Thank you for watching my presentation.
    • I hope you enjoyed it !!!!!!!
  • Bibliography
    • Websites:
    • www.enchantedlearning.com
    • www.therainforestplace.com
    • www.rainforestfacts.com
    • Images:
    • www.googleimages.com