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  1. Rainforests By: Ashley Morgan

  2. What is a rainforest? • A rainforest is a forest with many trees, high rainfall, and year-round warm temperatures.

  3. Facts • Rainforests produce 40% of Earth's oxygen • Rainforests belong to the tropical wet climate group. • The temperature in a rainforest rarely gets higher than 93 °F or drops below 68 °F. • Almost all rainforests lie near the equator.

  4. Types of Rainforests

  5. Temperate Rainforests • Temperate Rainforests have cool temperatures. • There are only 10-20 species of trees that grow here.

  6. Plants Indian Paintbrush Liana(vines) • Indian Paintbrush • Lianas (vines) • Epiphyte

  7. Animals Okapi Lemur Poison Dart Frog

  8. Tropical Rainforests • Fifty seven percent of all tropical rainforests are found in Latin America. • They have warm temperatures and have hundreds of different kinds of trees.

  9. Plants Jambu Bengal Bamboo Strangler Figs

  10. Animals Toco Toucan King Cobra Slender Loris

  11. More Facts • Scientists estimate that more than half of all the world's plant and animal species live in tropical rain forests. • About 1/4 of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants. • A tropical rain forest has more kinds of trees than any other area in the world. • About seventy percent of the plants in a rainforest are trees.

  12. Endangered • Thirty acres of trees are cut in the tropical rainforests every minute. • Rainforests now cover less than 6% of Earth's land.

  13. Resources • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm • http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/index.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainforest • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_plant_page.htm • http://relly19.tripod.com/