WHERE ARE RAINFORESTS LOCATED? Rainforests are found in the tropics, the region between the Tropicof Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, just above and below theEquator . In this tropic zone the sun is very strong and shines aboutthe same amount of time every day all year long, keeping the climatewarm and relatively stable.
WHY ARE RAINFORESTS DISAPPERING ? Probably many reasons but predominantly to use the land for agriculture. The Third World is only doing what we did hundreds of years ago in Europe. Dont worry about oxygen production rain forests consume what they producein plant and animal decay
WHY ARE RAINFORESTS IMPORTANT? Flying over the heart of the Amazon is like flying over an ocean ofgreen: an expanse of trees broken only by rivers. Even more amazingthan their size is the role the Amazon and other rainforests aroundthe world play in our everyday lives.
WHY ARE RAINFORESTS BEING DESTROYED? Every year an area of rainforest the size of New Jersey is cut downand destroyed. The plants and animals that used to live in theseforests either die or must find a new forest to call their home. Whyare rainforests being destroyed?
HOW CAN WE SAVE RAINFORESTS? Rainforests are disappearing very quickly. The good news is thereare a lot of people who want to save rainforests. The bad news is thatsaving rainforests is not going to be easy. It will take the efforts ofmany people working together in order to ensure that rainforests andtheir wildlife will survive for your children to appreciate, enjoy, andbenefit from.
Male Panther Chameleon in Madagascar WHY DO RAINFORESTS HAVE SO MANYKINDS OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS?Tropical rainforests support the greatest diversity of livingorganisms on Earth. Although they cover less than 2 percentof Earth’s surface, rainforests house more than 50 percentof the plants and animals on Earth.