daintree rain forest by amber Frazer class 5/6p
flora found in ecosystem
Fauna found in the Daintree rain forest
Daintree forest : moths, earthworms, butterfly's, beetles, termites, land mullet, ticks, flies, green python, wasps and land leeches.
Green tree Python
The Green tree Python can get up to 6 1/2 feet long when fully grown.
It feeds on rodents, reptiles and other smaller animals.
The Green tree Python does not do well in captivity and their habitat is often at risk by people, as the loggers continue to clear areas where they live.
location of the Daintree rainforest
climate of the rain forest
layers of the rain forest
threats and dangers
Logging: has affected the Daintree rain forest as the high demand for timber therefore timber mills were built which has caused pollution to this area from fossil fuels.
Mining: is a threat to the Daintree rain forest as tin mining leases are held around the area and if people were to start mining here a lot of animal and plant life would be lost.
Tourism: is affecting the Daintree rain forest because buses and cars drive through the rain forest and because of the increase of tourism in the area as the Great Barrier Reef is also nearby there is a demand for the area to be built up to accommodate tourist.
Development: is affecting the Daintree rain forest as there is more emigration moving to North Queensland as the cost of living is lower and therefore a higher demand for public housing which leads to more roads, fencing and sewage in the area. This is not good for the flora and fauna of the Daintree rain forest and puts the animals here in danger as they may cross roads in search for food.