Rainforest Biome project-Julie H
Rainforest Biome- JH
High animal and vegetal biodivestly
Dark and Sparse undergrowth interspersed with cleanings
Valleys and Canyons
Tropical rainforest valleys are shaped in a "U" or "V" They usually are a low land area between hills or mountains that allows a river or stream to pass by its base.
Mountains are a landform that is formed by the Earth's tectonic plates crashing into one another. The highest Tropical Rainforest mountain is the Pica da Neblina located in the Amazon Rainforest. It was proven by scientist that there were more biodiversity on a tropical mountain than a temperate mountain. Meaning that they had more varieties of species. Sadly these species are decreasing by the day.
This is Madagascar. Madagascar is an island but it is also a Tropical Rainforest.
Valleys and Canyons
Bodies of water in the rainforest
Ecological concerns or issues
Clear-cut swaths of the Amazon rain forest in Quiandeua, Brazil, are often planted with manioc, or cassava, a shrub grown for its starchy root. Farmers slash-and-burn large parcels of forest every year to create grazing and crop lands, but the forest's nutrient-poor soil often renders the land ill-suited for agriculture, and within a year or two, the farmers move on.
- Logging interests cut down rain forest trees for timber used in flooring, furniture, and other items.
- Power plants and other industries cut and burn trees to generate electricity.
- The paper industry turns huge tracts of rain forest trees into pulp.
- The cattle industry uses slash-and-burn techniques to clear ranch land.
- Agricultural interests, particularly the soy industry, clear forests for cropland.
- Subsistence farmers slash-and-burn rain forest for firewood and to make room for crops and grazing lands.
- Mining operations clear forest to build roads and dig mines.
- Governments and industry clear-cut forests to make way for service and transit roads.
- Hydroelectric projects flood acres of rain forest.
- Sustainable-logging regimes that selectively cull trees rather than clear-cut them would save millions of acres of rain forest every year.
- Campaigns that educate people about the destruction caused by rain forest timber and encourage purchasing of sustainable rain forest products could drive demand down enough to slow deforestation.
- Encouraging people who live near rain forests to harvest its bounty (nuts, fruits, medicines) rather than clear-cutting it for farmland would save million of acres.
- Government moratoriums on road building and large infrastructure projects in the rain forest would save many acres.