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

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Others like the dinosaurs died off due to a catastrophe such as a comet or asteroid striking the earth. Fallen leaves, branches, the remains of dead creatures and other forest litter fall on the ground to cover the ground. The Atlantic forest, which stretches along Brazil’s southern Atlantic coast, has experienced severe deforestation over recent decades due to expanding cities and agriculture, a result of more than 70% of the Brazilian population living in and around the forest. Killeen is an academic and expert who, since the 1980s, has studied the rainforests of Brazil and Bolivia, where he lived for more than 35 years. If you haven’t taken any time to learn about the rainforest, then most of this information may actually be new to you.

Canopy: the canopy structure of the rainforest provides an abundance of places for plants to grow and animals to live. The Kodkod (Leopardus guigna ), a feline the size of a domestic cat, is currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN as its population is decreasing. Camouflage also works in reverse, helping predators, such as boa constrictors, sneak up on unsuspecting animals and surprise them. Rainforest is described as a tall, hot and dense forest near the equator and is believed to be the oldest living ecosystem on Earth, which gets the maximum amount of rainfall. Bar chart showing the world's largest rainforests as defined by the area of primary forest cover according to Hansen / WRI 2020.Protect against flood, drought, and erosion: Rainforests have been compared to natural sponges, moderating flood and drought cycles by slowing run-off and contributing moisture to the local atmosphere. The emergent layer is made up of the very tallest trees that rise higher than the rest of the forest. An alien-looking plant that doesn’t need sunlight to survive reappeared in Malaysia a century after it was first documented. Simply put, this tiny portion of the forest holds more diversity than the tree species in North America, Asia, and Europe as a whole.

Fact 16: There were around 6 million square miles of rainforest in the beginning, but now because of deforestation, there is only less than half of that still found in the world. It’s also home to chimpanzees, and forest elephants, in addition to 400 other species of mammals, 1,000 species of birds, and 700 species of fish. According to rainforest facts, these ecosystems are not only found in areas with high levels of annual rainfall. In turn toucans and parrots developed large strong beaks, which serves as a nutcracker and provides them with many tasty meals. The rainforest is also home to some of the world's largest and most dangerous snakes, such as the anaconda and the boa constrictor.Climate change is also having an impact on the rainforest, with rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns affecting the survival of many plant and animal species.

There are so many animals living in tropical rainforests that scientists believe there are many species that haven’t even been discovered yet. A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface. Economic value: Rainforests provide a range of economic benefits, including timber, rubber, and other products. There is little sunlight on the forest floor so many rainforest plants have to adapt to the low light. The name comes from the extremely poisonous venom that people who live in the rainforests actually use on the tips of weapons.Many indigenous communities around the world depend on the rainforest for their livelihoods, food, and medicine. A: An average of 137 species of life forms are driven into extinction every day in the world’s tropical rainforests.

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