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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Studies on the forest in Hainan began in the 1960's (Chang, 1963a, 1963b), and these forests were described and classified into tropical rain forest (including montane rain forest as its subtype) and tropical monsoon forest vegetation types (Guangdong Institute of Botany, 1976).
* A pie graph of the sun at each layer of the rain forest to represent the amount of sunlight that layer receives.
Many of our houseplants originated in the tropical rain forests of Central Africa, Central and South America, or Southeast Asia.
Imagine that you are in a rain forest and that the plant or tree you've chosen to study has never been seen before.
What a great opportunity to capitalize on this newfound knowledge and excitement by extending the rain forest into the art room to create multimedia animal pictures.
An air force spokesman said the idea was to show to them how difficult it was for rescue workers to reach the plane, which plunged nose first into the rain forest and disintegrated.
An Active Performance System line of multifunctional products, exclusively developed by Beracare Ingredients, is 100% all-natural, containing active ingredients from the oils of the rain forest. The performance line includes performance systems for skin revitalization, dandruff control, acne control, hair strengthening and sun protection.
Flanked by both the Pacific and the Caribbean, this Central American Locale offers volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls, and rivers with 850 species of birds and exotic mammals as the backdrop to adventures like scuba-diving and horseback riding.
Ariel could not keep her eyes from the man she was suppose to take into the rain forest. Would three days be enough to teach him everything?
Together with partner Cam Haddow, they are working on a sustainable forest product with tourism officials in Guyana to develop a world-class ecotourism development in the Iwokrama Rain Forest, a 370,000-hectare protected area.