Your search returned over 400 essays for "tropical rainforest"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

The Life and Climate of a Tropical Rainforest

- What is a tropical rain forest. A tropical rainforest is an ecosystem that is anywhere near the equator. These areas are located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. A tropical rainforests experience high average temperatures and high amounts of rain fall. Tropical rainforests are divided into three parts. The uppermost part is the canopy. This is the layer with the tallest tress. Trees in this climate can reach up to 240 feet (blueplanetbiomes.com). The next layer is the lower canopy....   [tags: temperature, trees, frogs]

Better Essays
844 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

Tropical Rainforest and Its Challenges

- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Tropical rainforest and its challenges Tropical rainforest can be found near the the equator, the average rainfail is over 110 inches per year and consistently in warm temperature at about 25°C to 27C° and vary little from month to month (Molles, 2005). This warm temperature creates suitable condition for plant growth and variety of animal species to live there. The condition of rainforest made it can harboured higher diversity of organism than any other terrestrial biome....   [tags: diversity, deforestation, insects]

Powerful Essays
1448 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

What´s a Tropical Rainforest

- Tropical Rainforest: A tropical rainforest is a humid, moist biome located near the Earth’s equator, with the world’s largest rainforest being in South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. Rainforests collect from 60 to 160 inches of rainfall throughout the year, with the constant humidity and moisture within the rainforest creates the perfect biome for tropical condition thriving plants and animals. One of the world’s best environments for biodiversity are the tropical rainforests, they contain 15 million species of plants and animals....   [tags: biodiversity, animals, deciduous forest]

Strong Essays
1099 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Puerto Rico: Tropical Rainforest

- PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico has many diffrent clothes,foods, houses and languges as we do. Once you have finished reading this report on Puerto Rico, you will find out how much diffrent and unigue things they have. Puerto Ricans clothing in the past were way diffrent from the things we wear today. Some people have had to go naked before. Married women would waer garments and cotton skirts which is also known as "naguas". Men and women would paint there body with body paints and dacorated there bodys with jewerly made of feathers, rocks, bones, shells, and corals....   [tags: catholics, language, culture]

Good Essays
565 words | (1.6 pages) | Preview

Tropical Rainforest Biomes

- Tropical rainforests have been around for approximately 400 million years (Knight, 2004: para.1), they inhibit about 50% of all the living things on Earth including flora and fauna (RFUS, 2014: para.2). They also produce 40% of the Earth’s oxygen (Schaffner, 2010: para.3), although these rainforests only take up 6-7% of the Earth’s land surface; they are referred as ‘The Lungs of the Earth’ (SYW, 2010: para.2) Location Tropical rainforests are found in the area between the Tropic of Cancer (23.5° N latitude) and the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5° S latitude) (EL 2014: para.1)....   [tags: climate, fauna, oxygen]

Strong Essays
1420 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Tropical Rainforests : Unique And Diverse Ecosystem

- Tropical rainforests are an extremely unique and diverse ecosystem that are located around the earth’s equator. They once covered roughly 7% of the world, but due to human encroachment that has dwindled to just 2%. It is a highly moisture rich environment that typically receives anywhere between 60 and 400 inches of rainfall annually and average humidity ranges from 70 to 90%. A high average year round temperature, coupled with the moisture rich environment, creates an ecosystem that allows for a level of biodiversity seen nowhere else on the planet....   [tags: Rainforest, Forest, Tropical rainforest]

Better Essays
1245 words | (3.6 pages) | Preview

The Impacts of Deforestation in the Tropical Rainforest

- The Impacts of Deforestation in the Tropical Rainforest Deforestation is having an effect on all tropical rainforests. This is not just negative effects but also some very positive effects from the deforestation of the rainforests. From deforestation there are many problems that can be caused by this, environmental, social, economic and political issues all from the destruction of the rainforests across the world. There has been dramatic deforestation across the world for some time now and many of the Earths natural forests have been cleared or degraded so that they can be used for other purposes....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

Strong Essays
1032 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

Tropical Rainforest Destruction

- Tropical Rainforest Destruction Introduction “In the minute that it takes you to read this page, a piece of tropical rainforest the size of 10 city blocks will vanish forever” (Lewis, 1990, pg 40). Rainforests around the world are being destroyed at such rates, three hundred and sixty-five days a year. The rainforests are “home to over half of all living things [and]…cover less than 7 percent of the land surface of the globe” (Lewis, 1990, pg 14). This paper analyzes tropical rainforest destruction from many different perspectives because there are several contributing factors to the destruction of rainforests....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

Research Papers
5652 words | (16.1 pages) | Preview

Papua New Guinea Lowland Tropical Rainforest, One Landscape, Different Perspectives

- For thousands of years, Papua New Guinea’s affluent terrestrial vegetations have provided the habitat and the patronage elements that were essential for the survival of the Papuan people (Map I) (Worldatlas.com, 2012) (Nicholls, 2004). The diversity of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) terrestrial vegetation are portrayed in beach grasses, located along coastal lines, moving inland towards lowland tropical rainforest (LTF), and ending with mountaintops’ alpine forests (Table I) (Nicholls, 2004). PNG’s lowland tropical rainforest dominates large portions of the country’s landscape, and it is considered to be the richest region in biodiversity, timber, and minerals (Swartzendruber, 1993)....   [tags: Geography ]

Free Essays
2323 words | (6.6 pages) | Preview

My Personal Niche Of A Botanist Studying Endangered Plants Within A Tropical Rain Forest

- Every species has a unique ecosystem in which it lives. In order to survive, the habitat is where the organisms’ survival needs of food, water, shelter and place to breed is met. According to our reading this week, habitats and niche are terms used to discuss the interaction of individual organisms in populations, and groups of organisms in communities and ecosystems including humans because we are organisms living in the ecosystem also. (Ireland, K. 2013). Each living thing has their own specific habitat and niche, where they live and how their job contributes to their habitat....   [tags: Rainforest, Forest, Tropical rainforest, Life]

Better Essays
1162 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

The Effects Of Deforestation On The Indigenous People

- Indigenous People Gay (2000) found tropical rainforest to be the home of some 50 million indigenous people, making up more than 1,000 distinct groups (p. 19). Each group has its own unique way of life. Deforestation is the cause of numerous severe impacts to these people. The indigenous people of the rainforest depend on the forest for their survival. Many of these people are hunters and gatherers. Extensive logging has made it more and more difficult for these people to live in traditional ways....   [tags: Rainforest, Forest, Tropical rainforest]

Better Essays
1482 words | (4.2 pages) | Preview

Global Warming Is A Big Issue On The Earth

- The topic I choose is Global Warming. Global warming is a big issue on the earth. This is the issue that I am most worry about, because If we don’t do something right now, then is going to be too late. When I am in trips with my family there is always a place where people contaminate our environment and that make me feel bad. In the Amazons in Brazil, they have a very big deforestation issues. Claim; Although you only one person cannot, you can still help and participate in saving the rainforest for many reasons....   [tags: Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Tropical rainforest]

Strong Essays
1816 words | (5.2 pages) | Preview

Biome in Danger

- Image if you will, a world will no trees. If you can’t then image a world filled with smog, unnecessary and undeveloped abandoned buildings like in a metro/futuristic movie, and uncontrollable diseases that are rampant and may have be curable from plants we haven’t researched yet. The failing biome I want to introduce is the tropical rainforest and one of its major concerns which is deforestation. Without the forests, the previous images I gave would most likely happen and will be permanent because whether we notice them or not, trees, big and small are everywhere and they’re most likely not there for privacy or decoration....   [tags: the Amazon tropical rainforest]

Better Essays
735 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- Imagine walking through a rainy, humid tropical rain forest with forty to fifty pounds of precious luggage strapped to your back wondering where and when the next shot will be fired. Wondering whether or not you will live to see another day of combat with your brothers. American soldiers carried this burden with them every day while in combat during the Vietnam War. In the short story, “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, he explains the positive and negative effects of the things that soldiers carried with them during the Vietnam War....   [tags: Army, Vietnam War, Vietnam, Tropical rainforest]

Better Essays
763 words | (2.2 pages) | Preview

Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest

- In South America lies the largest and most wondrous rainforest in the world, the Amazon Rainforest. This 1.4 billion acre forest represents over half of the planets remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most bio-diverse tract of rainforest in the world. Ten percent of all known species on the planet are found in this rain forest, most of which have yet to be discovered. For the past century, the Amazon has been gradually decreasing in size due to agricultural expansion, ranching, infrastructure projects, energy exploration and illegal logging....   [tags: illegal logging, deforestation, tropical forest]

Powerful Essays
1772 words | (5.1 pages) | Preview

The Economics of Sugarcane Monoculture the Amapa Rainforest

- There is great potential for economic growth in the agricultural and agri-industrial sectors In Amapa due to the massive rainforest covering 81 percent of the state (Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, 2013). In total, the entire Amazonian rainforest contributes 8 percent towards Brazilian GDP (Homma, Alves, Franco, Pena & , 2012). “The state has an important forest-based economic sector, extracting both timber and non-timber products (including açai, Brazil nuts, and cipó titica)” (Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, 2013)....   [tags: Amapa Rainforest]

Strong Essays
1328 words | (3.8 pages) | Preview

The Tropical Rainforests of the World

- The Tropical Rainforests of the World In this term paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will talk about the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainforest destruction and the peoples of the rainforest, and I will explore a new topic in the fight to save the rainforest, habitat fragmentation. Another topic being discussed is the many different types of rainforest species and their uniqueness from the rest of the world....   [tags: Rainforests Environmental Nature Essays]

Free Essays
5797 words | (16.6 pages) | Preview

Deforestation of the Rainforest

- Rainforest biomes are characterized by high rainfall of 1750-2000 mm (68-78 inches) annually. They have tall, dense jungles because of competition for sunlight. Rainforests are often found in tropical climates (regions between the Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer) and they are home to the majority of the world’s species. They contain one-half to two-thirds of the world’s surface (Lindsey Rebecca). The climate of rainforest biomes is very hot and humid. There are two types of rainforests: tropical and temperate....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

Strong Essays
1305 words | (3.7 pages) | Preview

Tropical Rainforests : Global Ecosystem And Human Existence

- Tropical rainforest covers only a relatively small proportion of our planet, and yet it is considered to be one of the most significant ecosystems, and its loss through deforestation and burning is considered to be of global importance. Explain why. Introduction Tropical rainforests are highly important to the global ecosystem and human existence in the world. Occupying only 6% of the earth’s land areas, tropical rainforests sustain 10-50 million species, which is over half of the world’s biodiversity, far higher than biodiversity in sub-tropical, temperate, and boreal ecosystems (IUCN, 2006)....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Photosynthesis, Oxygen, Earth]

Better Essays
1007 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

Save the Rainforest!

- We are supposed to be good stewards of this earth while we are still living on it. God gave us this planet to inhabit and have dominion over everything on and in it. That means that we are responsible for keeping it clean, for protecting it from harm or depletion and we have to preserve and replenish the earth. It is sad to say but humans have played their part in deteriorating the earth. We have polluted and killed the very thing that takes care of us. If you ride by any lake or river you find trash and debris around it....   [tags: Ecology ]

Better Essays
995 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

The Development and Management of Tropical Rainforests

- The Development and Management of Tropical Rainforests The primary reason for the rapid reduction in the size of the worlds greatest natural resource, the Tropical Rainforest, is mainly due to economic incentives, placed on developing countries be it by the World Bank, TNCs or just private investors. This is well illustrated, in Gunung Palung in Indonesia where illegal logging activity is occurring in the this national park because wealthy local merchants and members of the local police, military, and national park staff have been financing small groups of villagers to log, for them....   [tags: Papers]

Strong Essays
1830 words | (5.2 pages) | Preview

The Destruction of the Rainforest

- The Destruction of the Rainforest The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of the destruction of the rainforest. In my paper I discuss many aspects of the rainforest. I explain what the rainforests are, and give a brief summary of the importance of the rainforests. I also give a description of the destruction of the rainforest, and how a person can help to save the rainforest. The rainforests are disappearing acres per minute, a number that grows so quickly it would be impossible to cite here because it would be outdated within a week....   [tags: Environment Environmental Science]

Free Essays
1226 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

The Causes and Effects of Deforestation in Tropical Rainforests

- The Causes and Effects of Deforestation in Tropical Rainforests Tropical rainforests are the most alive places on earth. Covering less than 12% of the land's surface, the rainforests are home to more than half of all living species (Lewis, 4). 90% of all non-primates reside in tropical rainforests. Two-thirds of known plants, 40% birds of prey, and 80% of all insects are found only in tropical rainforests. Of the 2.5 to 5 million animals species thought to exist, only about one-half have been identified to date....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

Powerful Essays
2530 words | (7.2 pages) | Preview

Tropical Deforestation and Its Effect on Global Climate

- Tropical Deforestation and Its Effect on Global Climate Abstract Rainforests are the predominant natural vegetation throughout the wet tropics. The defining characteristics of a tropical rainforest are temperature and rainfall. Wherever temperature is high enough and rainfall heavy and regular enough, there is rainforest (Bagheera, 1996). Tropical rainforests of all kinds once covered approximately 14 percent of the Earth’s surface, more than eight million square miles (Conservation International, 1998); forming an equatorial green belt around the Earth rich in diverse plant and animal species....   [tags: Rainforests Nature Environmental Essays]

Powerful Essays
1409 words | (4 pages) | Preview

Tropical Forest Ecosystems Help to Stabalize the Climate

- Ecosystems are a system involving the interactions between a community of living organisms in a particular area and its nonliving environment. In the tropical forest there are many living and nonliving organisms that interactive for the daily growth and life in the forest. Tropical forest’s cover about seven percent’s of the earth and contains approximately fifty percent of the worlds’ species. Tropical rain forest is and interesting ecosystem, it contains different and a wide variety of species....   [tags: organisms, endangered, pollution]

Good Essays
587 words | (1.7 pages) | Preview

The World 's Largest Pharmacy

- Overview Rainforests are a critical part of our environment. They not only provide oxygen for humans, homes for animals and approximately two-thirds of the known plant species on earth but they are also carbon sinks. Rainforests are truly magical places, so magical that scientist have yet to discover how to recreate one. They manage erosion and flooding, supply consistent rainfall and play an important role in global warming. Tropical rainforests are often called "jewels of the Earth" as well as the "world 's largest pharmacy”....   [tags: Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest, Deforestation]

Better Essays
1276 words | (3.6 pages) | Preview

What Role Does the Amazon Rainforest Play in the World?

- People have been trying to find out what role does the Amazon rainforest plays.Also there are many shifts of climate in the Amazon rainforest. Each year 28 million acres of land is burned,and cutted down causing deforestation. Killing many living species in that process.If this continues,then very many plants,and animals are going instinct in areas. The oil productions can hurt the rainforest.It says” in 2003 an oil pipline that runs through the amazon rainforest in Ecuador.”So we can see that there was a pipline going through the rainforest.That oil pipline was causeing irreparable damage to the Amazon rain forest....   [tags: deforestation, hunting, extinction]

Free Essays
543 words | (1.6 pages) | Preview

The Effects of Losing Rainforest

- According to the article satellite images reflect that the Amazon rainforest is diminishing at an enormous rate. About 10,000 square miles of this beautiful forest is being lost to pastures for grazing, soybean plantations, and illegal logging. Since the year before there has been a forty percent increase in the deforestation of the Amazon forest. The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest. They expect this horrible trend to only become worse. Some conclude that if the forest is not protected that it will be wiped out in only eighty years....   [tags: essays research papers]

Free Essays
552 words | (1.6 pages) | Preview

Helping to Save the Rainforest

- Helping to Save the Rainforest  “Save the Rainforest.”  “Don’t bungle the jungle.”  We’ve all heard these sayings time and time again, but when we are at the store, about to purchase a nice entertainment center for our TVs and stereos, “How can we be sure that our money is supporting our social and political concerns?”  (Stark 1)  Our efforts to save the rainforest aren’t as clear as they may seem.  It is difficult to tell where wood comes from and where it is produced.  “There isn’t a way for the individual to identify a good wood from the bad, well-managed forests from ill managed, both domestically and tropically,” said Scott Landis, President of the Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

Free Essays
1761 words | (5 pages) | Preview

Medicinal Uses of Rainforest Plants

- Medicinal Uses of Rainforest Plants It is estimated that nearly half of the world's estimated 10 million species of plants, animals, and micro-organisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation. Rainforest plants are complex chemical storehouses that contain many undiscovered compounds which are a vital part for the growth and development of the world. Therefore, we can only gain access and knowledge to these materials if we study and conserve the species that contain them....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

Powerful Essays
1883 words | (5.4 pages) | Preview

Ending Destruction of the Rainforest

- Ending Destruction of the Rainforest As destruction of the rainforest continues, man slowly paves the inevitable path to a clear end. It has been known that the rainforest is an essential provider for the balance of the mother earth and that it acts as a key for life as we know it. Yet, the world still decides to quietly watch the disappearance. In fact, most people realize what exactly is taking place. But however, instead of trying to aid in the termination of this disaster. They place this into the back of their ignorant little minds thinking that it will not directly effect them....   [tags: Papers]

Strong Essays
1349 words | (3.9 pages) | Preview

People Destroying The Amazon Rainforest

- People Destroying The Amazon Rainforest The tropical rainforests are found in the hot, wet climate, which is found throughout much of the land that lies between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Altogether, tropical rainforests cover about seven per cent of the Earths land, which adds up to the same size land area of the USA. [IMAGE] Some parts of the worlds are particularly rich in rainforests. The Amazon basin has the largest block of rainforests in the world, with 6 million square km of them....   [tags: Papers]

Free Essays
1729 words | (4.9 pages) | Preview

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Tropical Rainforests but Were Afraid to Ask

- ... Approximately 59 percent of the total carbon pools in the vegetation as sugars and starches; 27 percent of the carbon pools in soil. All of the aforementioned factors of climate, soils, and such attribute to the plant and animal diversity present in these regions (citation). There is a broad range of vegetation, also known as flora in the rainforest ranging from trees, shrubs, lianas, epiphytes, and miscellaneous other herbaceous plants. A couple examples of dominant tree species are palms and ficus, and conifers - on which many epiphytes such as bromeliads and orchids inhabit....   [tags: natural habitats, ecosystems ]

Strong Essays
958 words | (2.7 pages) | Preview

The End Of The Spear

- Did Nate Saint die at “the end of the spear” in the jungles of Ecuador in 1956 because he was an unsafe pilot and pushed beyond the limits of both himself and his aircraft in an unfamiliar environment. Did he properly analyze the risk and manage it prior to his final flight into the word’s largest tropical rainforest with unparalleled biodiversity. By all means, he was a safe pilot by evidence that he safety landed a single-engine Piper PA-14 “Family Cruiser” aircraft on a narrow beach next to a river, deep in the jungles of the Amazon basin where no-one from our world had ever been....   [tags: Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest]

Better Essays
1554 words | (4.4 pages) | Preview

rainforest destruction

- Rainforest Destruction Rainforests cover less than two percent of the Earth’s surface yet they are home to some forty to fifty percent of all life forms on our planet: as many as 30 million species of plants, animals and insects. The Rainforests are quite simply, the richest, oldest most productive and most complex ecosystems on earth. As biologist Norman Myers says, “Rainforests are the finest celebration of nature ever known on the planet and never before has nature’s greatest orchestration been so threatened.” The Rainforests are very important to the world for many reasons, most of them being very simple....   [tags: essays research papers]

Strong Essays
1108 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

The Cultivation of Rice Has an Enormous Impact on the Natural Biome

- ... The main characteristic of a tropical rainforest are: • Average rainfall of 50 to 260 inches of per year • average maximum and minimum temperatures of 34oC and 20oC • Humidity between 77 to 88% • 70% of plants are trees • Most of the trees have straight trunks with thin smooth bark with branches that don’t branch out until around 100feet The main characteristics of a temperate deciduous forest are: • Distinctive seasons • Average temperature around 10oC but in winter temperatures may go below freezing • Average rainfall 30 to 60 inches per year • Deciduous trees • Have very fertile soil perfect for agriculture It’s the large amount of rain and constant temperature that makes these...   [tags: environmental issues, tropical rainforests]

Term Papers
994 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

Gone Forever: The End of the Rainforest

- The End of the Rainforest The rainforest is considered one of the most beautiful and lively places on earth, although it is also considered one of the most threatened. The rainforest is a part of the world that is full of all sorts of life, including over half of the world’s animals and plants. It is also home to numerous resources for humans such as a third of all of the world’s fresh water, food, and medications that people need in order to live. The reasons that people have about cutting down rainforests are outnumbered by the reasons of why not to....   [tags: Conservation ]

Strong Essays
975 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

Rainforest Depletion: Adverse Effects on the Environment

- Missing Charts Rainforest Depletion: Adverse Effects on the Environment Introduction The depletion of tropical rainforests by third world countries, as well as by American industry, has been a growing area of concern for many environmental organizations. Animal rights activists are livid at the frightening rate in which species are becoming extinct in these regions. Conservationists argue that the foliage is disappearing at rates that replanting programs will never be able to compete with....   [tags: Geology]

Strong Essays
1123 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

Rainforest’s Wildlife Demonstrates Earth’s Eight Evolutionary Stages

- ... In this weather, plants began to develop rough leaves. This age of evolutionary growth is fascinating because it marks the birth of seed producing plants as well as the emergence of trees and shrubs during the Jurassic Period. The weather was warmer in the Jurassic Period, thus palm-like plants and gymnosperms flourished. The Age of the Angiosperms: This age refers to the history of the flowering of plants (flora), during the Early Cretaceous. Although the origins of these flowering plants are unknown, About 120 million years ago, when Gondwana split into its western and eastern regions, primitive flowering plants flourished in two different streams....   [tags: conifers, pteridphytes, angiosperms]

Better Essays
623 words | (1.8 pages) | Preview

The Rainforest: More Than an Ecosystem

-   An ecosystem is a community of all organisms in a given area, and the physical environment which they interact with. On the land there are terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, grasslands or rain forests; and in the water there are freshwater and marine ecosystems such as lakes and, say, coral reef. The rain forest is an energetic ecosystem. This means that the rain forest vegetation grows quickly and when dead, decomposes extremely quickly. Rain forest biome is very complex. It includes a myriad of different species of plants and animals that are all adapted to rain, and lots of it....   [tags: organisms, physical environment]

Better Essays
885 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Sustainability in Indonesia´s Rainforest

- The concept of ‘Just Sustainability’ incorporates not only environmental sustainability but also a need to strive towards social justice and equity. According to Agyeman sustainability is “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, while living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.” (Agyeman et al. 2003 as cited in Agyeman 2005: 43) Both the desire for sustainability and development can be cause for many social justice and human equity issues, but in order to fulfil the idea of ‘Just Sustainability,’ all of these things need to be taken into account....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

Term Papers
2489 words | (7.1 pages) | Preview

The Rainforest and Deforestataion

- WHY ARE RAINFORESTS IMPORTANT. Rainforests are important to the global ecosystem. Rainforests: ? provide a home to many plants and animals, ? help stabilize the world's climate, ? protect against flood, drought, and erosion, ? are a source for medicines and foods, ? support tribal people, and ? are an interesting place to visit RAINFORESTS HELP STABILIZE CLIMATE Rainforests help stabilize the world's climate by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is believed to contribute to climate change through global warming....   [tags: essays research papers]

Strong Essays
1113 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

Technology and the Rainforest

- With all the technological advancements, the rain forest has been greatly effected. Not only have the trees been cut down but also there have positive aspects to the technology concerning this precious resource. Peter White, a chief writer for National Geographic magazine once said, " The tropical rain forest may well be nature’s chief liberty of experience from which all of humanity can learn, not only how to do things but also what a vast variety of things may be possible"(24). We all can learn from this for, the rain forest is a key to our environment and with all the technology destroying it and barely replacing it we all should think about what is happening and what can be do...   [tags: essays research papers]

Free Essays
3260 words | (9.3 pages) | Preview

Reasons for the Expansion of Deforestation

- ... Deforestation is bringing consequences and negative effects to the world. Now that 70-80% of the world species are located in the tropical rainforest, the loss of species will be greatly affected by deforestation. ("Effects of Deforestation," n.d.).By this living creatures are losing their habitats and its leading to the extinction of species. Its been estimated that around 50 to 100 types of animals are lost each day.This brings as a consequence for medical researchers who depend on animals and plants for hunting and medicine....   [tags: agricultural activities, rainforest]

Free Essays
593 words | (1.7 pages) | Preview

Brazil's Environmentally Effective Use of Electricity

- ... Rivers are being diverted and roads are being paved to create space for these massive dams. Canals and channels are being constructed to allow passage of boats and ships to gather water. Blocks of concrete are laid across rivers which provide 20% of the world’s fresh water. The dams will take up over 6,470 square kilometers of forests and fields, approximately the size of six Hong Kongs. Additionally, as the rainforest is flooded to create space for the dams rot in the water, stumps of trees sticking out of the water release carbon dioxide, and the vegetation that decomposes releases methane, a gas whose greenhouse effect is 25x worst than that of carbon dioxide....   [tags: rainforest, consumer, climate]

Better Essays
757 words | (2.2 pages) | Preview

Logging the Rainforest

- Logging the Rainforest A recipe for local and global disaster Industrial logging is the main cause of forest loss throughout the tropics. It is the starting point of a process leading to the forests' final destruction and substitution by agricultural crops, cattle raising or monoculture tree plantations. These are well known facts supported by more than sufficient evidence. Even more importantly, industrial logging destroys the livelihoods of forest and forest-dependent peoples who, deprived of the resources they depend on, become poor....   [tags: science]

Free Essays
541 words | (1.5 pages) | Preview

Reducing Emissions From Destruction And Deforestation

- One example of conservation efforts is the group, Reducing Emissions from Destruction and Deforestation (REDD), which prides itself in coming up with solutions for reducing carbon emissions and works with government agencies to push forth these ideas. In recent years, REDD has proposed the following solution to the growing climate change problem: “Given this likely policy landscape, nations can use ILPAs to reduce emissions in two ways: first, create new ILPAs in areas facing deforestation risk now and in the foreseeable future; second, strengthen the management of existing ILPAs to reduce ongoing deforestation within and surrounding their borders (Rickets 1).” ILPA’s, or Indigenous Lands an...   [tags: Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest, Deforestation]

Better Essays
1432 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Rainforest Destruction and Sociological Effects

- The natural resource of wood is being used at an unsustainable rate, with minimal effort to change societal views on the depletion of this valuable natural resource. Much of the wood we use today comes from old-growth tropical forests, and in many regions it is harvested illegally. Recently in England, it was revealed that the major department store, Marks&Spencers, made much of its garden furniture out of Nyato wood which was logged illegally from Indonesian rainforests. Looking at this problem from a micro-level orientation, we can clearly see how the actions of individuals in both Britain and Indonesia affect one another....   [tags: Sociology]

Free Essays
314 words | (0.9 pages) | Preview

Deforestation Is Becoming A Major Problem

- On earth, the forest takes up 31 percent. “ Some 46-58 thousand square miles of forest are lost each year this is equivalent to 48 football fields every minute(WWF).” Over time most of the forests that exist are getting smaller and smaller every day. Once these forests are gone, they will be gone forever. Deforestation is becoming a major problem throughout the world. When comes deforestations comes with organisms losing their ecosystem, the fast depletion of the natural resources,the imbalance of the climate and global warming increasing....   [tags: Rainforest, Forest, Global warming, Tropics]

Better Essays
710 words | (2 pages) | Preview

Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest

- Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest Located in the Amazon Basin of Southern Venezuela and Northern Brazil, the Yanomamo are an indigenous group numbering close to 23,000. They utilize slash and burn horticulture, hunting and gathering to survive within their ecosystem. Napoleon Chagnon termed the group, “fierce people”, citing their numerous disputes within non-allied villages. Aside from their periodic warfare, they have managed to build and sustain their unique culture through adaptations to their environment for generations....   [tags: Culture Essays Venezuela Essays]

Powerful Essays
2957 words | (8.4 pages) | Preview

Deforestation : Deforestation And Deforestation

- GES 313 Sonya Hill Deforestation Reflection Paper Deforestation is an issue of forests being destroyed either by slash and burn techniques or cutting the trees down. The damage to the Earth that deforestation causes is a major issue that we are facing today. The causes of deforestation are complicated and a challenge to solve. However, we are constantly coming up with new ways to combat deforestation, with new technology. Trying to stop deforestation, and reverse its effects is a difficult task, but many countries are trying, and there are signs of improvement....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Deforestation, Rainforest, Forest]

Strong Essays
1099 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

The Primary Consumer Trophic Level

- The primary consumer trophic level consists of organisms that feed on plants as part of their diet in order to obtain the needed chemical energy for life sustainability. They are called primary consumers because they are the organisms that consumes the first level of the trophic cycle, called producers. Producers are plants that produce chemical energy using sunlight and then are eaten by the consumers. Primary consumers are eaten by secondary consumers that feed on flesh (Christopherson & Birkeland, 1998 p.571)....   [tags: Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Plant, Amazon River]

Better Essays
726 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

The Role of the Netherlands on Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon by Importing Brazilian Beef

- Introduction containing a) background to the research problem, b) references to empirical literature on what is known about the subject, c) references to empirical ‘gaps‘ (no or little information, bad information, etc.), d) references to the research relevance, and e) clear and well formulated research question(s) (500 words) Brazil’s economy is growing rapidly. The country has gained the sixt position of the world’s largest economy in the world (Boekhout van Solinge & Kuijpers, 2013: 209). The expanding cattle industry plays an important role for their economic growth....   [tags: cattle, economy, resources, rainforest]

Term Papers
2127 words | (6.1 pages) | Preview

The Deforestation of the Ecuadorian Amazon

- ... The removal of the soil roughly occurs at the same rate soil is formed. But 'accelerated' soil erosion, is a far more recent problem. The result is mankind's unwise actions, such as overgrazing or unsuitable cultivation practices” (Collins, 2001). Recent studies link deforestation to the accelerating soil erosion process and to the leaching of naturally occurring mercury (Mainville, et al., 2006). The acceleration of soil erosion then leads to land infertility affecting local and worldwide (Pimentel, et al....   [tags: rainforest, biodiversity, erosion]

Better Essays
729 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

The Importance of Rainforests

- Most of us know what rainforests are, and how they can benefit us. But, only few of us know what rainforest do, and how they are most important to Earth. There are two types of rainforests; tropical and temperate rainforest. Tropical rainforest are known mostly for its rich evergreen vegetation. Also, being a home for over 50 percent of the Earth’s living species. Even though, it holds about 7 percent of landmass on Earth. A Tropical Rainforest is a broad leaved evergreen forest, which has high rainfall....   [tags: environment, biome, biodiversity]

Good Essays
541 words | (1.5 pages) | Preview

Deforestation And Its Effects On America

- When I was driving west on the interstate on a beautiful November afternoon, I looked out the window, only to find approximately 75 acres being burned to make room for a new warehouse that was going to be put in. After I started heading home I saw smoke rising from the fire that had been burning for hours. It is now January and there has been another one hundred acres cleared since November from that site. This is a personal experience I have encountered with deforestation. Deforestation is proving to be more and more of an important factor in our lives....   [tags: Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest, Brazil]

Strong Essays
1324 words | (3.8 pages) | Preview

The Epidemic Of The United States

- The United States sees the most tornadoes of any country in the world each year, but it 's not the location of the deadliest tornado in recorded history. Have you heard of the Bangladesh tornado of 1989. The most deadly tornado known to humankind is the April 26, 1989 Daulatpur-Salturia Tornado. The estimated size of the tornado was 1 mile wide. In just a matter of minutes, the horrific twister claimed thousands of lives. The towns were completely destroyed and 80,000 were left homeless. This is a very poor country so the aftermath of this tornado was horrific....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Wind, Thunderstorm, Tornado]

Better Essays
1085 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Weather and Environment Impacts in Brazil

- Weather and Environment Impacts in Brazil Manaus is a remote town located in a rainforest, so obviously there is a large influence by the weather on the environment around Manaus. Yearly it receives about 84 inches of rainfallinches of rainfall leading to the first environmental impact of the weather: flooding. Manaus is located near the junction of two major rivers, the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes, which combine slightly to the east of Manaus to from the Amazon river. The land is relatively flat, and therefore serves as a flood basin for the rivers....   [tags: Brazil Rainforest Climate Essays Papers]

Good Essays
763 words | (2.2 pages) | Preview

The Destruction of Rainforests

- The Destruction of Rainforests It is amongst the world's most prized treasures and contains more forms of life than any other place on earth. It is essential to the survival of life on our planet by regulating climate, oxygen flow and disposing of toxic chemicals in the atmosphere. But is being destroyed at a massive rate. It's important to protect this international treasure, Our Rainforests. And it's up to you. Outline: Trouble in Paradise Introduction- Why are the rainforests being cut down....   [tags: Papers]

Better Essays
1431 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Coral Reefs : Tropical Rainforests Of The Oceans

- Coral Reefs are known as the “Tropical Rainforests of the Oceans.” They are called thus because of the “tight resource coupling and recycling, allowing coral reefs to have extremely high productivity and biodiversity” (Coral Reef bleaching, no date). Coral Bleaching has always been a part of the natural circle of life, but only over the last forty years’ have Marine Biologist seen a rapid increase of the onset of coral bleaching. Coral reefs are severely threatened by the combination of natural causes and human activities....   [tags: Coral reef, Coral, Coral bleaching]

Better Essays
1128 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

The Disappearing Rainforests

- The Disappearing Rainforests Conserving the rainforest is a global issue of great importance. Tropical rainforests provide a habitat for animals, a unique ecosystem for vegetation, and an abundance of resources for humans, yet they are being destroyed at an astonishing rate. Experts estimate that if these endangered territories continue to be consumed in this manner, no more will be standing in forty years (Rainforest). Examining the social, environmental, and economic costs of the continued destruction of the Earth's tropical rainforests will prove that deforestation for short-term profit is ultimately not viable....   [tags: Papers]

Powerful Essays
1633 words | (4.7 pages) | Preview

Diversity of Species Found in Tropical Rainforests and Temperate Forests

- Introduction While looking at tropical rainforests and temperate forests, one will notice a wide diversity of: species, location and values. Tropical rain forests are located along equatorial regions of the globe, while temperate forests tend to shy away from the planets waistline and reside in areas north and south of the equator. Temperature and rainfall has a profound effect on the control of temperate and tropical rainforests. Diversity of species is influenced by the type of forest where the species is located....   [tags: Ecology]

Powerful Essays
1538 words | (4.4 pages) | Preview

The Human Impact on Rainforests

- The Human Impact on Rainforests Human Impact on Rainforest is it a necessity. Rainforest are the beautiful gift of Mother Nature. It consists of the most magnificent species and plants in the world. 4.2% of the world’s animals live in the rainforest. This statistic it self shows how bad it would be to destroy such essential part of the worlds biodiversity. Nevertheless there are still huge advantages of deforestation. But does this mean 2.47 acres of rainforest should be destroyed every single second....   [tags: Papers]

Good Essays
1214 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

Rainforests

- Rainforests Rainforests are the world's richest and most productive ecosystems, containing half of all living species on the planet. Yet many of these rainforest are destroyed every year. If there is something in the world so full of life and sheer beauty then why do we continue to destroy what is already there. Catholics have been among those slow to realize you cannot forever trash anything without paying the consequences. We have been polluting the oceans, depleting topsoils, junking hazardous wastes, opening ozone holes in the atmosphere, and throwing millions of tons of carbon into the air....   [tags: Papers]

Good Essays
994 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

The Deforestation Of The Amazon Rainforest

- During my recent holiday to Brazil, I spent a week living in an eco-lodge within the Amazon rainforest. I learnt about the species of wildlife and people that live within the jungle, and rely on it to survive. Following the holiday I have become fascinated about the destruction of it, and why this has been happening. This essay will discuss the impacts of deforestation, what is causing this increasing issue and the solutions to keep the rainforest alive. The Amazon comprises of 2.1 million square miles, Ferro, S (2015), it houses the world largest carbon sink converting harmful emissions into clean oxygen, Natives have also began to discover new cures for many illnesses from the extensive ra...   [tags: Brazil, Deforestation, Amazon Rainforest]

Strong Essays
1229 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

Tropical Rainforests

- Tropical Rainforests Although a tropical rain forest is merely described as a region of tall trees with year-round warmth and plentiful rain, the definition goes much deeper. Tropical rain forests, jungles that receive at least eighty inches of rain in a year, maintain the natural balance of the world's temperature and climate. Not only do they regulate climate and protect water supplies, but tropical rain forests nurture millions of species of animals, and provide homes for various tribes of people....   [tags: Papers]

Powerful Essays
2685 words | (7.7 pages) | Preview

The Storm Of A Tropical Wave

- Hurricane Isaac formed from a tropical wave that crossed the western coast of Africa from the fifteenth of August to August sixteenth of 2012. A tropical wave is a type of atmospheric trough, usually shaped as a long line of low pressure, going from north to south and moves east to west (Charlevoix, 2012). On the next day the system increased in convection, which is vertical motions within the atmosphere caused by buoyancy, resulting in the mixing of air and transport of warm air up into the higher levels of the atmosphere (Charlevoix, 2012)....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Wind]

Better Essays
1422 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Tropical Depression And Its Effects

- A westward moving tropical wave reached the Caribbean Sea in late May and gradually organized over the next few days. Around 00:00 UTC on June 3, a tropical depression developed about 265 miles (425 km) east of Belize City, Belize. The depression initial moved northwestward, before recurving to the north. The depression entered the Gulf of Mexico and strengthened into Tropical Storm Allison by 12:00 UTC. Despite unfavorable upper-level winds, the storm intensified into a hurricane about 24 hours later....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Wind, Thunderstorm]

Better Essays
811 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

Tropical Cyclone And Its Effects

- A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of drafts that produce heavy rain. It is seen as a massive with powerful winds, rains, thunderstorms and lightning that usually moves, covering a stretch of 800 - 1000 km. These gather amount of heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters. Evaporation from the seawater increases their power. Depending on its location and intensity, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as hurricane....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Wind, Extratropical cyclone]

Better Essays
823 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

Tropical Storms And Its Effects

- A tropical cyclone is a warm-core, low-pressure system producing high winds that spiral counter-clockwise (in the northern hemisphere) and inward, with the highest winds near the center of circulation. The large counter-clockwise and inward flow is characteristic of the nearly symmetric structure of tropical cyclones as they are comprised of rain bands spiraling toward the center. These warm-core storms typically form over the tropical and subtropical oceans and extract their energy from the heat content of the oceans....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina, Wind]

Strong Essays
1641 words | (4.7 pages) | Preview

Description Of A Tropical Typhoon

- 1. Introduction: A tropical typhoon is a general term for an extremely low-weight climate framework that structures over and is filled by tropical sea waters. In the North Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific Ocean, solid tropical typhoons are called hurricanes, yet they have different names in other sea locales. The start of life for any typhoon is a prior unsettling influence on the environment that requires certain air and maritime conditions to form into a tropical storm. This paper describes about predictions, characteristics and recovery efforts of the hurricane sandy....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Atlantic Ocean, Storm surge]

Better Essays
1039 words | (3 pages) | Preview

The Negative Effects of Human Influence in the Amazon Rainforest

- The beautiful Amazon rainforest “covers a vast area of more than two and one-half million square kilometers” (The Amazon: Its Developers, Destroyers). It is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, not found anywhere else in the world. Scientists believe that there are still many yet to be found. The Amazon is also home to many tribes who have been there for a long period of time. These tribes accommodate medicine men who know the secrets of the rainforest and the healing properties not yet discovered by scientists....   [tags: enviornment, rainforest, developers]

Strong Essays
1101 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Deforestation: Its Devastating Effects on South American Rainforests

- Introduction Tropical rainforests are the Earth?s oldest, richest, most productive, and most complex living ecosystems. They are located throughout many of the world?s continents including South America, Africa, and Asia and are defined by a few specific factors. Their location must be within the regions of the tropics and they must receive between 4-8 meters of rain per year (compared to about 1-2 meters in the United States). These forests also have no ?seasonality?, which means that they lack a definite dry or cold season of slowed growth....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

Powerful Essays
1515 words | (4.3 pages) | Preview

Rainforest Action Network : Environmentalism With Teeth

- Rainforest Action Network “Environmentalism with Teeth” The non-governmental environmental group Rainforest Action Network, also known as R.A.N., is an organization that fiercely helps the planet overcome its issues from climate change to saving the rainforests through some non-violent strategies, education, and grassroots organizing. R.A.N. mainly campaigns for preserving the rainforests, protecting the climate, and protecting human rights. Although this may seem like any other environmental group, uniquely we undertake big corporations, global institutions, and banks in order to acquire what the planet deserves....   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Human rights, Rainforest]

Better Essays
2116 words | (6 pages) | Preview

Tropical Depression Of The West Coast Of Africa

- A tropical wave emerged into the Atlantic Ocean from the west coast of Africa on September 30. It slowly began to organize during the next several days and by early on October 6, developed into Tropical Depression Twelve while located about 1,075 mi (1,730 km) east of Martinique.[13] Due to an anticyclone, conditions appeared favorable for significant strengthening, with the National Hurricane Center predicting the depression to be at least a strong tropical storm by October 9.[91] However, wind shear began undercutting the anticyclone,[92] which prevented any significant intensification.[13] Later on October 6, the low-level circulation became exposed to the west of the deep convection.[93]...   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Atlantic Ocean, Cyclone, Wind]

Better Essays
801 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

Impacts of Rainforests on Global Climate Change

- Introduction Imagine a rainforest with misty, lush canopies creating a vibrant green carpet over sloping valleys; sunlight dances down along the leaves, branches, and trunks until it is only a rare glow in the dense, dimlit undergrowth. The forest is alive with the heat and humidity, with the cacophony of birds, the chattering of primates and monkeys, and the hum of insects all foraging through the greenery. This is an idealistic rainforest, still unspoiled by man’s industry, the desire for conquest and dominion still held at bay while the living things grow and die in a perpetual cycle of survival....   [tags: human activities, habitat, deforestation]

Powerful Essays
1784 words | (5.1 pages) | Preview

The Issues Surrounding the Amazon Rainforest

- The Issues Surrounding the Amazon Rainforest       The battle for the Amazon rainforest is a daunting task. It’s a long going battle between miners, loggers, and developers against the indigenous people who call it home. It’s a battle like any battle in a war; it affects lives, families, the economy, politics, and the environment amongst other things. The main topic of this debate is the effects of the Amazon deforestation on the people who live in it, this will be the focus of this research paper....   [tags: Environmental Amazon Rainforest Nature Essays]

Term Papers
3222 words | (9.2 pages) | Preview

The Ecosystems And Evolution Of Tropical Forests

- Chapters 3-4 Ecosystems and Evolution 1. Even though tropical rain forests only cover about 2% of the earth’s land surface, they are home to about half of all terrestrial plant and animal species. By continuing our harmful logging practices and ever-increasing fossil fuel consumption, we are becoming a greater threat to these “endangered” ecosystems. These tropical rainforests are important in that the copious trees take in carbon dioxide and help regulate its levels in the atmosphere, which is important in keeping our air at the right temperature....   [tags: Water, Water cycle, Plant, Precipitation]

Strong Essays
1737 words | (5 pages) | Preview

Tropical Storm? I Think Not.

- Hurricanes are the most destructive natural disaster known to man. They are very powerful and violent storms, mainly associated with strong winds and heavy rains. A storm is classified as a hurricane when the speed of wind reaches seventy-four miles per hour. They usually start stirring up over warm seas, near the equator, and are accompanied by fierce winds, flash floods, mudslides and huge waves. The cause of this all has to do with two basic ingredients: warm air and water. Once these natural disasters strike, they not only affect physical parts of the world, but even the economy....   [tags: Tropical Storms, hurricanes, ]

Good Essays
695 words | (2 pages) | Preview

RAINFORESTS

- RAINFORESTS What are the Rain forests. A rain forest can be merely defined as a evergreen forest inhabiting a tropical region, filled with a wide variety of plants and animals, with an annual rainfall of at least 2.5 meters. Simply speaking, they are the richest, oldest, most productive ecosystems on earth. An ecosystem is a living community together with its environment, together both functioning as a unit. Biologist, Norman Myers, states "rainforests are the finest celebration of nature ever known to the planet" (1)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

Strong Essays
2222 words | (6.3 pages) | Preview

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.


Your search returned over 400 essays for "tropical rainforest"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>