Web Search Results for "Rainforests"

Rainforest - Wikipedia
16 Oct 2019 at 1:35am
Rainforests are forests characterized by high and continuous rainfall, with annual rainfall in the case of tropical rainforests between 2.5 and 4.5 metres (98 and 177 in), and definitions varying by region for temperate rainforests.The monsoon trough, alternatively known as the intertropical convergence zone, plays a significant role in creating the climatic conditions necessary for the Earth ...

Rainforests, explained - National Geographic
15 Oct 2019 at 10:12am
Rainforests play an invaluable role in sustaining life, but every year large portions of them are cut down for logging, mining, and cattle ranches.

What is a Rainforest?
15 Oct 2019 at 3:38am
Rainforests are the Earth's oldest living ecosystems. They are so amazing and beautiful. These incredible places cover only 6 %of the Earth's surface but yet they contain MORE THAN 1/2 of the world's plant and animal species! A Rainforest can be described as a tall, dense jungle.

Mongabay.com - Rainforests
16 Oct 2019 at 6:24pm
Danum Valley rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia in 1995. Photo by Rhett A. Butler BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE RAINFOREST. Rainforests are forest ecosystems characterized by high levels of rainfall, an enclosed canopy and high species diversity.

Facts About Rainforests | Live Science
28 Jul 2018 at 6:41am
Rainforests are found all over the world ? in West and Central Africa, South and Central America, Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Australia ? on every continent except Antarctica. They are ...

Rainforest Information for Kids
15 Oct 2019 at 4:52pm
Mongabay offers leveled readers for specific grades, including 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.. The main rainforests section contains a wealth of information on a wide range of issues related to rainforests, like biodiversity, the Amazon, deforestation, the canopy, indigenous peoples, conservation, and the Congo, among many other topics

Where are the Rainforests?
19 Oct 2019 at 4:33pm
WHERE ARE THE RAINFORESTS. The map below shows the location of the world's tropical rainforests. Rainforests cover only a small part of the earth's surface - about 6%, yet they are home to over half the species of plants and animals in the world.

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