The Importance Of Rainforest's

They are more important than you think!

what is a rainforest

A Rainforest can be described as a tall dense jungle. The reason it is called a 'RAIN' forest is because of the high amount of rainfall it gets per year. The climate of a rain forest is very hot and humid so the animals and plants that exist there must learn to adapt to this climate.

These incredible places cover only 6% of the Earth's surface but yet they contain more than 1/2 of the worlds plant and animal species.

why are rain forests so important

Even more amazing than their size is the role the Amazon and other rainforests around the world play in our everyday lives.

While rainforests may seem like a a bunch of trees in a big area, these ecosystems are critically important for our everyday lives.

Rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet for their role in absorbing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas and producing oxygen, which all animals and humans depend for survival. Rainforests also stabilize climate, hold incredible amounts of plants and wildlife, and produce much needed rainfall all around the planet.

what Rainforest's do around the planet:
  • help stabilize the world’s climate
  • provide a home to many plants and animals
  • maintain the water cycle
  • protect against flood, drought, and erosion
  • are a source for medicines and foods
  • support tribal people
  • are an interesting place to visit

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