Rain Forest

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Rain Forest

A forest that receives at least 68 inches of rain per year. Rain forests are responsible for a large proportion of Earth's oxygen turnover, and are home to numerous plant and animal species. Environmental degradation has threatened the future of rain forests, and various governments have taken steps to protect them.
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Stafford is helping the cause by making people aware of the vital need to keep Earth's rain forests intact.
The Nature of America series has been a great ride," said Dawson, who spent close to a year in the field researching, photographing, and sketching virtually all of the Hawaiian Rain Forest subjects prior to committing six months to creating the artwork.
What we're seeing here is the first modern rain forest that we have any record of," he added.
is often far from the original rain forests where species are endangered: How does it help species threatened by the destruction of the Amazon in Brazil if secondary forests are growing in Panama?
With mere reminders of how thick and lush the rain forest is, the drawing begins.
Sakowicz lives in California, where she takes her frogs to schools to teach kids about wildlife and the environment--especially the rain forest.
Four-fifths of Sarawak is covered in rain forest, but only the most remote areas have escaped logging activity.
We shift the discussion to the topic of rain forests.
It's often said that there's no place in the world like Costa Rica: active volcanos, carefully protected rain forests, secluded beaches and undersea coral reefs.
It uses simple characters such as the colour of flowers, the texture of bark and the shape of leaves to provide accurate and fast identification of some 1733 tree and shrub species in the tropical rain forests of northern Australia.
First, on the surface of things, this film seems to be yet another jungle movie in which monstrous creatures prowling Central American or African rain forests threaten 20th-century humans with all sorts of murder and mayhem.
The forty-thousand-square-foot rain-forest exhibit in a ten-story-high, glass pyramid is divided into three geographic regions, highlighting flora and fauna from the rain forests of Asia, Africa, and the Americas.