100 Facts Rainforests – Bitesized Facts & Awesome Images to Support KS2 Learning

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100 Facts Rainforests – Bitesized Facts & Awesome Images to Support KS2 Learning

100 Facts Rainforests – Bitesized Facts & Awesome Images to Support KS2 Learning

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It uses its finger to pull out hard-to-reach grubs from trees to eat, and its eyes to see better at night. Other species such as the golden toad, whose entire population lives on one mountain in Costa Rica, could become extinct within seconds from a bulldozer’s crush. They are full of incredible animals, insects and plants, so we have to be very careful to preserve the rainforests as much as we can. The rainforest section of Mongabay is divided into ten "chapters" (the original text for the site was a book, but has since been adapted for the web), with add-on content in the form of special focal sections (e. Rainforests add water to the atmosphere through the process of transpiration, by which plants release water during photosynthesis from their leaves.

Scientists finally concluded that, for the seeds of the Calvaria Tree to sprout, they needed to first be digested by the dodo bird. Tropical rainforest facts reveal that high temperatures lead to higher humidity levels (ranging from 77–88%).We have rainforests to thank for chocolate, bananas, tomatoes, rice, potatoes, coffee, sugar, and spices like cinnamon and vanilla (to name a few). There is a type of lizard (the common basilisk) that is known as the Jesus lizard because it can run on water. Its inhabitants include rhinoceroses, elephants, bears, and burrowing animals that live under the soil. According to Global Forest Watch, our planet loses tropical forestland equivalent to the size of Bangladesh every year.

Some of the most colorful and beautiful creatures in the world live in the rainforest, such as the scarlet macaw, toucan, and the blue morpho butterfly. Fact 4: Rainforests are found on all of the different continents, except for Antarctica, because it is far too cold there for the environment to be conducive. However, many of these species are on the brink of extinction, and their existence is crucial to maintaining the balance of rainforest ecosystems.

The Rainforest Alliance works hand-in-hand with indigenous, forest, and farming communities to advance sustainable development initiatives that cultivate rural prosperity, which is key to the successful conservation of standing forests and other natural resources. The reason there are so many animals inhabiting the worlds tropical rainforest is that the conditions are optimal for survival. Fact 34: Most of the tropical rainforests, approximately 57 percent, are located in developing countries. Today very few forest people live in traditional ways; most have been displaced by outside settlers, have been forced to give up their lifestyles by governments, or have chosen to adopt outside customs. Rainforests are incredibly resilient ecosystems, and with proper management and conservation efforts, they can continue to thrive and provide countless benefits to the planet and its inhabitants.

There are hundreds of reasons we should protect the rainforests, but here are the most important ones. Today, we work in more than 60 countries to stop deforestation and initiate reforestation, improve livelihoods, and protect biodiversity. Just four square miles of forest contain 1,500 flowering plants, 750 species of trees, 400 species of birds, and 150 butterfly species. These include Old World monkeys found in the rainforests of Africa and Asia and New World monkeys that live in Central and South America.Teachers: Check out our Rainforest Science lessons to challenge your class to identify and classify rainforest plants and animals.

The canopy layer of the rainforest is often referred to as the "rainforest roof" and can be up to 100 feet above the forest floor. The bad news is that saving rainforests will be a challenge as it means humanity will need to shift away from business-as-usual practices by developing new policies and economic measures to creative incentives for preserving forests as healthy and productive ecosystems. From English, Maths and Science to famous figures and cultural celebrations, you can find all of the information you need in our Homework Help area. Fact 22: A lot of the oxygen supply that we have throughout the world is supplied by the tropical rainforests because of the number of trees in the tropical rainforest biome, even though they are miles and miles away.Bengal tigers, mountain gorillas, orangutans, jaguars, and blue poison dart frogs are just a few of the magnificent animals found in rainforests.

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