Biome Travel Brochure Project
Where will I visit and where is it located?
You will be visiting the Amazon Rainforest located in Brazil.
How do I get to Brazil from Atlanta?
To get to Brazil you will take an airplane from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
What shots/ medical precautions are needed for a safe visit to the Amazon Rainforest?
Yellow Fever Vaccination is required for visitors who have gone through regions of certain countries within a certain amount of time. The countries change often, so you would need to find out what the countries are during the time you plan to leave. Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Rabies and Hepatitis B are recommended if yo are planning on visiting for over 2 weeks or plan to live there for a long. Hepatitis A and Diphtheria are also recommended if you are visiting for any amount of time.
What clothes should I pack? Do I need any special equipment?
The climate is hot and humid. The average temp. is 80.7°F. This means you should pack clothes that aren't to heavy. You should have multiple pairs of comfortable walking shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking.
Weather and Environment
What plants and animals can I expect to see?
There is quite a wide variety of plants and animals to be found in the Amazon Rainforest. Some examples may include:
- Poison Dart Frog
- Red-Eyed Tree Frog
- Great Hornbill
- Harpy Eagle
- Spider Monkey
- Bengal Tiger
- Arum Lillies
What is the weather like? When is the best time of the year to visit?
The weather in the Amazon Rainforest is very hot and humid. There aren't really any distinct seasonal changes, except for the dry and wet seasons. The dry season lasts from July to December. This would probably be the best season to visit, unless you like rain. The wet season is from January to June. This season is best if you prefere to travel by boat.
How are humans impacting this ecosystem?
One of the biggest impacts humans have on the Amazon is the cutting down of trees. We need the trees for lumber and chopping them down creates money and jobs. We also do try to positivley impact the Amazon by issuing hunting laws to try and preserve endangered species.
What are some symbiotic relationships present in the Amazon?
Sloth hairs are grooved, which allows algae to easily take hold and grow on the sloth's fur. This camouflages the sloth and allows the algae to get closer to the sunlight, therefor both organisms are benefiting.
Flower mites which feed on pollen hitchhike from one flower to a fresher one by climbing into the nasal passages of hummingbirds and disembarking when carried to a better flower. The flowers mites have a way to get food, and the hummingbird is unaffected.
What limiting factors are present in this ecosystem?
There are many limiting factors present in this ecosystem, some include but are not limited to:
What are some predator/prey relationships in this biome?
Once again I must say there are very many. Some include but are not limited to:
Frogs/Insects such as flies
Short-Tailed Fruit Bat/ Insects
There are very, very many endangered species in the Amazon such as:
Golden Lion Tamarind Monkeys