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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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According to WWF, the Amazon rainforest has long been recognised as a repository of ecological services not only for local tribes and communities, but also for the rest of the world.
Whatever your idea of a rainforest, it probably doesn't encompass a sodden moss-covered habitat on Scotland's West Coast, being grazed upon by deer and devastated by invasive flowers.
"Our rainforest relies on mild, wet and clean air coming in off the Atlantic, and is garlanded with a spectacular array of lichens, fungi, mosses, liverworts and ferns.
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"Rainforests store around twice as much carbon as other forests.
We were looking for a place to donate some household stuff when we discovered Kids Saving the Rainforest. KSTR president Jennifer promptly invited us on a tour of the sanctuary.
Review the definitions of temperate and tropical rainforests in the article.
This jungly habitat originally covered most of the Atlantic fringe of Europe from northern Scotland to Portugal, and is part of the Celtic Rainforest of Western Britain and Ireland.
Caption: Teeth excavated from this rock-shelter (right) in Sri Lanka provide evidence of long-term human rainforest occupation as early as 20,000 years ago.
"Rainforests are being chopped down to produce commodities like palm oil, paper, timber and meat.
Dubai is set to be home to yet another first for the Middle East - a man-made rainforest.