Definition of rain forest. 1 : a tropical woodland with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches (254 centimeters) and marked by lofty broad-leaved evergreen trees forming a continuous canopy — called also tropical rain forest. 2 : temperate rain forest.Dec 17, 2017
This is equivalent to 40% of the yearly carbon loss from deforestation -- when entire forests are chopped down. Logging. The human impact on the Amazon rainforest has been grossly underestimated according to an international team of researchers from Brazil and the UK, led by Lancaster University.May 22, 2014
Below are 35 facts on Tropical Rainforests. Fact 1: Rainforests only cover around 2 percent the total surface area of the Earth, but really about 50 percent of the plants and animals on the earth live in the rainforest. Fact 2: Rainforests are the forests that receive high amount of rainfall.
Rainforests are populated with insects (like butterflies and beetles), arachnids (like spiders and ticks), worms, reptiles (like snakes and lizards), amphibians (like frogs and toads), birds (like parrots and toucans) and mammals (like sloths and jaguars). Different animals live in different strata of the rainforest.
The Coolest Plants Found in the Amazon RainforestHeliconia Flower (Lobster-Claw) ... Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis) ... Orchids. ... Cacao (Theobroma cacao) ... Giant Water Lilies (Victoria amazonica) ... Passion Fruit Flower (Passiflora) ... Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae) ... Monkey Brush Vine (Combretum rotundifolium)More items...
Below are 35 facts on Tropical RainforestsFact 1: Rainforests only cover around 2 percent the total surface area of the Earth, but really about 50 percent of the plants and animals on the earth live in the rainforest.Fact 2: Rainforests are the forests that receive high amount of rainfall.More items...
The largest rainforests are in the Amazon River Basin (South America), the Congo River Basin (western Africa), and throughout much of southeast Asia. Smaller rainforests are located in Central America, Madagascar, Australia and nearby islands, India, and other locations in the tropics.
RAINFORESTS IN AFRICA. Most of Africa's remaining rainforests are found in the Congo river basin on the Atlantic Ocean side of the continent. The Congo rainforest is famous for its gorillas, chimpanzees, and elephants as well as its native population of forest dwellers known as pygmies.