The Wonders Of the Daintree

Fragile Ecosystems By Tanmaydeep Singh

Table of contents

1.Introduction

2.Description/Classification or Breif Description

3.Flora

4.Fauna

5.Tourism

6.Threats and Dangers

7.Interesting facts

8. Bibliography

Welcome to the Daintree

Hi there, Have you ever wanted to go to the Daintree if not then heres your chance listen carefully because their will be questions too.Anyway lets begin with the journey, Now I will take You to the Daintree In Queensland but first tighten your seat belts because its going to be fast.


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Introduction/Definiton



The Daintree Rainforest is located in Queensland and was named after the founder Richard daintree who was a Conversationists.This ecosystem also belongs to the Kuku Yalanji people who are an indeginous tribe living in Queensland. The Daintree includes the smallest cycad and the biggest cycad. This ecostystem is an attraction to tourists who visit Australia.


Description/Classification or brief Decription


At around 1,200 km squared, the Daintree is the largest area of a Tropical rain forest on the Australian Content. This amazing ecosystem is located in Queensland, Australia near Cairns.This ecosystem is an Island. Daintree is a very popular rain forest in the World.



Life in the Daintree:

Flora(Plants)

The Daintree Rainforest consists of a diverse range of plants. 75000 edible plants are found in this ecosystem. The Daintree rainforest consits of four layers. The Emergent Layer,The canopy layer, The Understorey and The Forest Floor.The Emergent Layer supports the Canopy Layer so the sunlight can not touch the forest Floor.The Emergent Layer is 45-55 metres tall and in ocasion it can grow to 70-80 metres tall in height. The Canopy Layer is 30-45 metres tall and provides shelter to more than 50% of animals originating in the Daintree Rainforest.The Understorey starts to grow branches of the tree. The current amount of flora is over 3000 speices in the world,700 of the total is in the Daintree.



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Fauna(Animals)

The Daintree Rainforest includes endangered animals such as the Cassowary. The Bats originating in the Daintree are a help to the forest floor as they spread seeds to grow trees. The Mammals, such as Kangaroos who can feed milk to their babies (joeys) which allows the amount of animal species to increase.

The Daintree has a variety of animal species which develop every day. The Daintree includes animals that are endangered such as the cassowary. Bats in this ecosystem also help the trees to grow because when the bats eat fruits they spread out the seeds as plants grow. The Daintree is also home to,20% of Australia's reptile species, 30% of Australia's marsupial species, 29% of Australia's frog species and 58% of Australia's Bat & Butterfly species. Being an animal that is endangered which is also big enough to eat many of the grander, fleshy rainforest fruits, The cassowaries digestive system is gentle on the seed allowing it to travel through the gut unharmed. When they are excreted the seeds are embedded in the manure (their own mini compost pile.)

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Tourism

In the Daintree wildlife you can do many of adventurous and exciting activities such as cruising or hire a boat or go on the flying fox which is a zipper from place to place. The tourism in the Daintree is not just about fun but also learning the aboriginal culture. This rain forest also has its own hotel which is The Daintree Village. After Tourists finish trekking in the rain forest they can try shopping. Here's a video to describe you more about the tourism in the Daintree.
Port Douglas & Daintree, Australia Official Promotion Video

Threats and Dangers

Logging which means cutting down trees in the Rain forest. Logging is a big part of risk leading to extinction. This environment needs to be looked after and respected by all Australians and visitors. A solution of no deforestation is STRICTLY NO LOGGING. Pollution causes climate change and Rain forests are effected. Nuclear plants should not be built near Rain forests. here's a video to describe you even more.


GREENPEACE / DEFORESTATION

Interesting Facts

Did you know Cycads can grow up to 45 meters tall.

Did you know the amount of animals have decreased.

Daintree Rainforest Conservation

Biblography

Websites:


  1. WWW.Visit port Douglas.com
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Daintree info
  4. Daintree Tourism
  5. Red Mill House
  6. Fauna of the Daintree
  7. Flora of the Daintree
  8. YouTube also got in contact
  9. Google
  10. Google images
  11. Daintree Wildlife
  12. The Daintree
  13. Google Books
  14. Book/s:
  15. Daintree by L.C Coyd Neison
  16. Australia's wet tropics including the Daintree reigon by Clifford B. Frith, Dawn W. Frith published by Frith and Frith books
  17. Richard Daintree by Geoffrey Curgenven Bolton
  18. Library Books



By Tanmaydeep Singh 5/6s