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rainforest

forest that occurs in tropical regions where the rainfall exceeds 254 cm per year.
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It is ironic that in North America, where the rescue of the tropical rain forest has become a rallying cry for environmentalists, a rarer - but less publicized - forest is being extirpated for 2-by-4 studs and newsprint.
The main attraction in Kuranda,however, is not man-made, but natural: the extravagant display of flora and fauna surrounding the town in the tropical rain forests. Less than half a percent of the entire Australian continent is rain forest, but these forests house more than 50 percent of the country's plant and animal life.
* What is a rain forest? Where ate tropical rain forests located?
It's a charming little 2-bedroom bungalow with lots of living space right on the edge of the rain forest. Fortuitously, it was located just 3 kilometers from the golf club, which meant that we didn't have to leave the area at all unless we wanted to.
The tropical forests of China in the strict sense do not include tropical monsoon forests (Zhu, 2011) but include tropical rain forests in lowlands and tropical montane rain forests, which were classified as a sub-type of forest (Wu, 1987; Zhu, 2006; Zhu et al., 2015a).
Students will know what kinds of foods and products come from rain forests.
His report on the current state of tropical rain forests covers expected topics -- deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and climate change -- however, Martin takes these topics into a nuanced realm, explaining concepts like "cover change," "forest fragmentation," and "carbon storage." Such concepts are couched within the larger problem of delivery in non-English-speaking countries -- and inversely, especially with African languages, not being well understood among English-speaking scientists.
We have forest rangers who wear badges and swear to protect our rain forests, but some or most of them have promoted friendly relations with armed guards/bogeymen of illegal loggers.
Due to this bait, foresters classify the tree as unique type of Australian vegetation, rather than considering it a rain forest tree.
Greenpeace wants oil companies out of the Arctic and is investigating their role in the rain forest destruction.
Previous studies have identified characteristics common to all, or at least most, tropical rain forests around the world, leading much of the public, and even non-specialist scientists to assume they are basically all the same.
Tropical rain forests are dense groups of trees located in very warm regions with annual rainfall of at least 254 centimeters (100 inches).