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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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In order to predict potential changes in rainforest species, scientists applied global climate change models from Alaska to California under the assumption of continued growth in global warming emissions.
This system has been first introduced, tried and tested at one of the most endangered rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia.
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.
The heir to the throne has now released a special video compilation featuring SOS messages from famous supporters such as David Attenborough, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry and Rod Stewart alongside footage of rainforests both thriving and destroyed with the Police's Message In A Bottle song as the soundtrack.
Use the information you learned to educate other kids, your parents, and your teachers about rainforests and the ways they ensure the health of the planet.
Rainforest Ventures said the attraction would offer the "exhilaration of a rainforest experience", while giving visitors the chance to learn about the world's climate and eco systems.
It is just two miles from Blaenannerch on the A487 - follow the brown signs to the Rainforest Centre.
About 70 percent of the world's crop is grown in West Africa, where, according to Rainforest Alliance's Chris Wille, "Really bad things have happened that now haunt the entire industry.
It is this Mayan herbal tradition that Rosita has faithfully preserved with her Rainforest Remedies.
Unigen and Inca Health will work closely together with indigenous tribes to collect native plants from the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest and Andes Mountains that have a history of ethnomedicinal use in order to identify lead compounds for the development of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and functional food products.