Rainforests are hot, humid and wet environments. They receive 1 inch of rain a day and 200 cm a year!
Rainforests can be found in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. The biggest rainforest in the world is called the Amazon Rainforest which is located in South America. Some Rainforests are found in the tropics which are located between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer. In the tropics, the sun is hot and strong. Brazil has the most rainforests, then Congo, then Peru
There are 4 different levels to a rainforest. They are called the forest floor, the understory, the canopy and the emerergent layer. The forest floor is very dark underneath the canopy layer. The canopy is rich with plant life. The Emergent layer has the oldest trees in the rainforest
Flora and Fauna
In the Conopy the animals that live there make loud noises. 170 000 out of 250 000 known spiecies live in the rainforsts. 400 speices of trees can be found in just 2 football fields.
There are many threats to the rainforests including bush fires and logging. If deforestation keeps going we will lose all our rainforests.