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

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

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

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Fact 17: If the rainforests continue to decline in the way that they have been, then about 5-10 percent of their species will go extinct every ten years. Other endemic species in the Valdivian temperate rainforest, the only one of its kind in South America, include the monkey puzzle tree, which has been around since the time of the dinosaurs.

Biodiversity: Rainforests are home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth.Fact 27: About 80% of the flowers found in Australian rainforests are not found anywhere in the world. This spectacular rainforest book for kids covers physical features, unique animals and jungle locations around the world. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

million acres, an area 15 times the size of Jakarta) burned in Indonesia between January and October 2023, according to environment and forest ministry data; El Niño and burning for new plantations contributed to this. Rainforests are also crucial in regulating the earth's climate, as they absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Scientists have shown that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from human activities is contributing to climate change. Bullet ants, found in the rainforests of Nicaragua, are known to have the most painful sting in the world. Tropical rainforests are home to the largest and the smallest, the loudest and the quietest of all land animals, as well as some of the most dangerous, most beautiful, most endearing and strangest looking animals on earth.M edicinal value: Rainforests are a source of many important medications, including treatments for cancer and other diseases. The emergent layer is made up of the very tallest trees that rise higher than the rest of the forest. Fact 46: Forests are natural water filters that keep pollution and debris from flowing into water supplies and slowing the movement of rainwater that it flows into underground reserves.

A: An average of 137 species of life forms are driven into extinction every day in the world’s tropical rainforests. The tallest trees spread their branches and leaves blocking the light from the trees below, and creating a canopy over the forest. Each layer experiences different levels of light, water and air, and plants and animals have adapted to survive in each specific layer. Our team works with award-winning authors and illustrators to create books that spark the imagination and curiosity of preschoolers and primary-school-aged children around the world.Fact 32: Variety of animals including snakes, frogs, birds, insects, cougars, chameleons, turtles, Bengal tigers, mountain gorillas, orangutans, jaguars and many more magnificent animals are found in tropical rainforests.

These adaptations are a testament to the incredible diversity and complexity of the rainforest ecosystem. Fact 8: Rainforests play an essential role in maintaining the Earth’s limited supply of drinking water and freshwater, so they are crucial to the sustainability of the earth. Other species such as the golden toad, whose entire population lives on one mountain in Costa Rica, could become extinct within seconds from a bulldozer’s crush. It also has one of the biggest seeds of all plants found in the Land Down Under, as the Australian rainforest facts reveal.

While companies have a greater capacity to chop down forests than small farmers, they are more sensitive to pressure from environmentalists. The canopy, which may be over 100 feet (30 m) above the ground, is made up of the overlapping branches and leaves of rainforest trees. Everyone can make a difference, and when you think about it – you have to be the change that you would like to see in the world, and if you do this and set a great example, others will do the same. Compounds in rainforest plants are already used to treat malaria, heart disease, arthritis, bronchitis, diabetes, dysentery, glaucoma, hypertension, muscle tension, rheumatism, and tuberculosis, among other health problems.

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