Daintree Rainforest By:Crizelle
The Daintree Rainforest is the most beautiful rainforest in Australia. It is also the largest and the most ancient tropical rainforest in Australia. The Daintree Rainforest covers 0.2% of Australia. It is the most precious ecosystem. The rainforest has been around for 20,000 years. It has a massive amount of flora and fauna. Sometimes they call the rainforest the "Wet Tropics". The climate is abundant with rain. The average temperature in the Daintree Rainforest is 28 degrees celcius. The air changes bettween 24-30 degrees. The Daintree Rainforest is the most complex ecosystem on Earth. Millions of years ago the weather was warm and humid. Also there was alot of rain. Long ago in the Ice Ages when the climate was colder and drier,Australian rainforests survived in small moist pockets.The rainforest is protected under the World Heritage Listing. The Daintree Rainforesthas a waterfall,tall trees and vines. The Rainforest is a tall, dense jungle and have multi-layered canopy. The layers are the Emergent layer,canopy layer, the understory and the forest floor,which has alot of insects. It has plenty of resources.
The Daintree Rainforest is located far North of Australia. The size of this tropical rainforest is 1,200 square kilometres and the equivelent size is Sydney. The Daintree Rainforest stretches from Townsville to Cooktown.
Flora in the Daintree Rainforest
Fauna in the Daintree Rainforest
Lizards,insects,birds,moths,earthworms,green python,land mullets,land leeches,turtles and saltwater crocodiles. There are 30% of frogs. Tree kangaroos eat leaves,fruits and other food sources. With the tree kangaroo's cushioned feet they can jump from tree to tree and stick on the tree.
Threats & Dangers
- The rainforest is 135million years old
- It is 50% of animal's home
- The Daintree rainforest includes 700 flora and fauna
- Almost no sun reaches the forest floor
- Most of the largest animals live on the forest floor
- The Daintree rainforest provides pineapples,cinnamon,chocolate,medicine,rubber andsugar
- BTN (Wild Mob)
- YouTube video
- YouTube video