“In every sense, a standing rain forest supplies more economic wealth than if it were cleared … yet deforestation continues at an alarming rate.” (Tropical Rain Forest Coalition, 1996). Rain Forests have played a significant role in shaping modern biology. The destruction of the rain forests will determine the fate of all species humans plants and animals. Many people do not understand the long- term consequences of losing the earth’s rain forests. They have provided all living beings with many natural resources and medicines.
While being home to the most complex variety of both plants and animals, the rainforest also houses imperative products needed for everyday life including food and medicine. The forest, although it provides so much for man, is sadly facing devastation, mostly due to man. It is left to the world’s population to restore the health and beauty the rainforest once was so it may continue to live and thrive on for an eternity.
As a matter of fact, rain forests support 90,000 of the 250,000 identifies plant species. A tropical rain forest has three layers: the canopy (treetops), the understory (young trees, ferns, shrubs), and the forest floor. Rain forests have been known as the "womb of life" (1) because they are home to so many species. Temperate (much younger, and more full of nutrients, located along Canada and the United States, among others) and sub-tropical rain forests also contain many ranges of animals (monkeys, birds, snakes, jaguars), however they are not as different. Regardless, the rain forests possess an array of foliage and fauna.
The Puerto Rican parrot or a Coqui frog are animals that you could easily find in this forest reserve. Not only are there interesting animals, but plants too! There are 150 native ferns and 240 species in El Yunque. Plants such as the El Carrasco are fun to look at but be careful, they’re poisonous! However other plants such as a tree fern are beautiful trees that are not nearly as dangerous as the El Carrasco.
In the actual rain forest on earth, the rain forest habitat contains a wide variety of plants and animals. Most of the plants are usually evergreen and tall, blocking the light out from the forest floor. There is a large amount of rainfall, and conditions are always moist. Some of the most common plants in the rainforest are The Bengal Bamboo, the Coconut Tree, The Kapok tree, and the Tualang. Some of the animals found here are Black Breasted Turtle, the Bamboo Rattle Snake, and the Timor Python.
The next layer is the lower canopy. This layer is made up of the smaller tress. The last layer is the forest floor. This is made up of all the plants and bushes. You can find tropical rainforests in many parts of the world like Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and also on the Pacific, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean islands.
Here are the 4 main places where the tropical jungles. Central America: The Central American region was once entirely covered with rainforest, sadly now large areas have been cleared for cattle ranching and for sugar cane plantations. The jungles and mangrove swamps of Central America have many plants and animals found nowhere else. The forest in Central America is famous for it’s large number of tropical birds. Amazon: This is one of the most famous tropical rainforest in the world.
The Destruction of the Earth’s Rain Forests “In the time you can read this sentence, eight acres of tropical rain forest will have been bulldozed and burned out of existence” (Bloyd 49). However, this destruction has been neglected and overlooked for years. Many people do not understand the long-term consequences of losing the earth’s rain forests. The rain forests have provided people with many natural resources and medicines. The benefits that rain forests provide to people will be destroyed if the depletion continues to be disregarded.
When the trees in the rainforest are cut down, people... ... middle of paper ... ... injured animals. The rainforest is home to most of the world’s plants, animals, and is more abundant in resources than any other part of the world. Help protect the rainforest, it’s a treasure that nobody wants to see disappear. Works Cited "The CAUSES of RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION." The Rainforest Information Centre.
Plants Plants in the Taiga are important because the majority of the land is dense conifers. In the Taiga there are acres sometimes miles of the exact species of plant. Plants adapt to the climate so not all plants can thrive or survive so there is not a huge variety of plants. Spruce, fir and hemlock are the most abundant trees in the Taiga and some deciduous trees include poplar, birch and aspen. Evergreens have special adaptations in their shape that help support them when it snows.