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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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Have students read the story "Ghost Bears of the Rainforest" on pages 10-13 in small groups.
Wolf Island tells the story of the first wolf to arrive on a secluded Great Bear Rainforest island after leaving his family one spring in search of a new life.
Iolo said: "Its western location and elevation make it quite literally a rainforest and one which needs very special care.
Rainforest Cruises is celebrating the launch of the new website with an unbeatable pop-up cruise deal: 10% off all cruises for the first 10 days of the website launch, beginning Friday April 24th.
Several previous finds had hinted that humans occupied South Asian rainforests as early as 46,000 years ago.
McLoughlin said that the rainforest's plants and animals "will be cared for by experts utilising the most environmentally-friendly practices in the market today".
"The Dubai Rainforest will be a tropical wonderland, which tourists, residents and school groups can immerse themselves in and inspire a new generation," added El Chaar.
Damac will collaborate with Amazonian rainforest experts to ensure the feature reflects the natural rainforest environment.
Dry rainforest resists fire due to its location, while the proximity to fire-shielding landscape elements like estuaries or lakes often protects warm temperate rainforests from fire (Peel 1999).
(https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/topherwhite/rainforest-connection-phones-turned-to-forest-guar#project_faq_95037) According to Rainforest Connection , the system only works for (http://au.ibtimes.com/topics/detail/898/android/) Android phones as of the moment.
Having visited a number or rainforest in my travels I am always amazed at the number of different creatures that co-exist together in these amazing habitats and this book concentrates on the life in the Amazon rainforest looking at the different layers of the forest, the people who live there and the millions of insects.