Rainforests in the tropics are places
where it rains every day.
These areas are covered with
thick, lush forests called tropical
TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL
Temperature: hot and wet during all
It rains 4,000 mm a year. The hot
climate makes the water evaporate
Inside the rainforest it is dark and
The people who live here survive by
hunting animals and collecting
They have moved to these areas for
commercial reasons. They chop down
trees and burn them in order to clear land.
Many trees have disappeared and this
affects the natural habitat, plants and
animals died because of that.
Around 40% to 75% of all biotic species
are in the rainforest. It has been estimated
that there may be many millions of
species of plants, insects that haven’t
been discovered yet.
Many animals live in branches of
trees, such as monkeys. Due to the
destruction of their habitats some animals
and plants have died out.
THE IMPACT IN THE WORLD
Rainforests are also responsible for 28% of the
world’s oxygen through carbon dioxide and
consuming it through respiration.
The disappearance of so many trees affects the
balance of gasses in the atmosphere. This may
cause an increase of global warming.
To finish with our presentation we
want to point out that we have to
protect these areas because they
are the “lungs” of our planet.
Trees let out oxygen that is
fundamental for all living