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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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The biggest rainforest is found in the Amazon in South America, and like all rainforests, it is under attack.
Review the definitions of temperate and tropical rainforests in the article.
Dubai - Even for a city known to strive for the biggest and the best, growing a rainforest in the desert poses a unique challenge to nature.
Rainforests occur as far west as Cape Otway and reach into the far corners of East Gippsland.
This system has been first introduced, tried and tested at one of the most endangered rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia.
And while the authors cite new work on temperate rainforests since the 1990s, they rely on prior inventories that are outdated, for example, Ecotrust's estimate that the region's rainforests represent 50% of the global total (vs.
Since they founded the charitable organization 23 years ago, the Rainforest Foundation has raised over 30 million dollars and has helped to preserve 1.
Ask your teacher and classmates to create an activity with you to raise money for a foundation that protects the rainforest.
She wrote: "Thank you very much for sending us your Rainforest SOS messages.
Pinning down exact numbers is nearly impossible, but most experts agree that we are losing upwards of 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest daily, and significantly degrading another 80,000 acres every day on top of that.
But with more rainforests being cut down for lumber and farmland, the more vulnerable we are to climate change and species extinction.
AN oasis of tropical rainforest could be set to spring up next to Wales' first film studio, creating a total of 300 jobs.