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TROPICAL RAINFOREST
• Tropical Rainforest - a forest of tall trees in a region of
year-round warmth
• Tropical - very hot and often combined w...
• Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day
• The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain f...
Philippines and its rainforests…
• Climate : very humid because of all the rainfall, which
amounts to about 250 cm per year
• Temperature : rarely gets hig...
• An average of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 cm.) of rain
falls yearly.
• Rain forests belong to the tropical wet climate ...
• Emergent trees - spaced wide apart, and are 100 to 240 feet
tall with umbrella-shaped canopies that grow above the fores...
Animals
Plants
• An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being
destroyed each second.
• About 2,000 trees per minute are ...
• As many as 30 million species of plants and animals live in
tropical rainforests.
• Rainforests are the source of many i...
Any
question
before we
proceed?
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  1. 1. TROPICAL RAINFOREST
  2. 2. • Tropical Rainforest - a forest of tall trees in a region of year-round warmth • Tropical - very hot and often combined with a high degree of humidity • Rainforest - a thick evergreen forest found in areas of heavy rainfall • Humidity - amount of moisture in the air TERMS DEFINED
  3. 3. • Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day • The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain falling on the canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground. • Some rainforest monkeys are omnivores, eating both animals and plants. • More than 2,000 different species of butterflies are found in the rainforests of South America. • The forests of Central Africa are home to more than 8,000 different species of plants. • Flying animals of Asian rainforests include frogs, squirrels and snakes. • 80% of the flowers in the Australian rainforests are not found anywhere else in the world. • Bats are essential for the pollination of many tropical foodstuffs such as bananas and mangoes. Did you know?
  4. 4. Philippines and its rainforests…
  5. 5. • Climate : very humid because of all the rainfall, which amounts to about 250 cm per year • Temperature : rarely gets higher than 93 °F (34 °C) or drops below 68 °F (20 °C) • Humidity : between 77 and 88% • Amount of rainfall : often more than 100 inches a year Know more…
  6. 6. • An average of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 cm.) of rain falls yearly. • Rain forests belong to the tropical wet climate group. • Rainforests now cover less than 6% of Earth's land surface. • Scientists estimate that more than half of all the world's plant and animal species live in tropical rain forests. • Tropical rainforests produce 40% of Earth's oxygen. More about Rainforest..
  7. 7. • Emergent trees - spaced wide apart, and are 100 to 240 feet tall with umbrella-shaped canopies that grow above the forest • Upper Canopy - 60 to 130 foot trees allows light to be easily available at the top of this layer; it is where most of the rainforest animals live • Understory - consists of 60 foot trees and is made up of the trunks of canopy trees, shrubs, plants and small trees; has little air movement • Forest Floor - completely shaded, except where a canopy tree has fallen and created an opening; receive so little light that few bushes or herbs can grow Layers of the Rainforest
  8. 8. Animals
  9. 9. Plants
  10. 10. • An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second. • About 2,000 trees per minute are cut down in the rainforests. • Worldwide, only 20 percent of the original tropical forests is left. Main reasons are the commercial logging and the cutting of trees by local people, who need plots for agriculture activities. But…
  11. 11. • As many as 30 million species of plants and animals live in tropical rainforests. • Rainforests are the source of many items that we all use in our own homes! • We eat several foods from the rainforest and many medicines are made from ingredients found only in these areas. • Some of the common products we know of include: – chocolate – sugar – cinnamon – rubber – medicine – pineapples Still…
  12. 12. Any question before we proceed?
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AN OVERVIEW OF TROPICAL RAINFORESTS INCLUDING SOME TRIVIA ABOUT RAINFORESTS

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