The equator is located half way between the north and south poles. Tropical rain forests are located between the tropic of cancer, which is 23.5 degrees N, and the tropic of Capricorn, which is 23.5 degrees S. Temperate rainforests are found north of the tropic of cancer and south of the tropic of Capricorn.
The tropical and temperate rainforests cover only 6 percent of the earth's surfaces. The rainforests contain more than half of the worlds plants and animals. Plants and animals need lots of water to stay alive, so they live where it receives lots of rain.
The area between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn is called the "Tropics". Tropical rainforests are located in South and Central America, Africa, islands around Australia, and Asia. Temperate rainforests are located along the Pacific coast of the USA and Canada, New Zealand, Tasmania, Chile, Ireland, Scotland, and Norway.
Some of the food we eat comes from the rainforests. Not only do we get food from the rainforests ,but we can make furniture out of bamboo, clothing out of ramie, oil, and medicine. Some of those resources that come from the rainforests are shipped world wide.
Human Environment Interaction
Humans use a lot of trees which causes deforestation. Deforestation is a bad thing because it can damage the environment. If we cut down all the trees from the rainforests there would be no food or other resources that we get from the rainforest.
1. "2004 Amazon Deforestation Figures from the Government of Brazil." Mongabay.com. Web. 06 Apr. 2015. <http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/2004_deforestation.html>.
2. "Bamboo For Sale." - Products & Materials for Green Building. Web. 06 Apr. 2015. <http://www.calibamboo.com/bambooproducts.html>.
3. "Beautiful Bamboo Forests [40 PICS]." Lovethesepics RSS. 19 June 2013. Web. 06 Apr. 2015. <http://www.lovethesepics.com/2013/06/beautiful-bamboo-forests-40-pics/>.
4. "Climate Science Info Zone." Climate System: Land and Forest - - Science Museum. Web. 06 Apr. 2015. <http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ClimateChanging/ClimateScienceInfoZone/ExploringEarthsclimate/1point1/1point1point4.aspx>.
5. "Climate:." Temperate Rainforest. Web. 06 Apr. 2015. <http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/temprain.htm>.
6. "Index of /GK12-SEE-LA/Lesson_Files_08/Brittany_Enzmann/Globe_Balloon_Worksheet_BEnzman_files." Index of /GK12-SEE-LA/Lesson_Files_08/Brittany_Enzmann/Globe_Balloon_Worksheet_BEnzman_files. Web. 06 Apr. 2015. <http://measure.igpp.ucla.edu/GK12-SEE-LA/Lesson_Files_08/Brittany_Enzmann/Globe_Balloon_Worksheet_BEnzman_files/>.
7. "Ramie - the Natural Fiber with Strength for Noble Apparel." Ramie - the Natural Fiber with Strength for Noble Apparel. Web. 06 Apr. 2015. <http://www.swicofil.com/products/007ramie.html>.
8. "Temperate Rain Forest Home." BiomesFirst10 -. Web. 06 Apr. 2015. <https://biomesfirst10.wikispaces.com/Temperate Rain Forest Home https://biomesfirst10.wikispaces.com/Temperate%20Rain%20Forest%20Home>.