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El Yunque National Forest

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by Keli Cristine Kimbrell on 10 May 2013

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Transcript of El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest By: Keli Kimbrell, Cece Venable,
Cassidy Shepherd, Abby Ward Abiotic Factors &
Wildlife. Human Impacts Impacts Things we could do to help! Discussing Human Impacts Animals More Abiotic Factors Plants & Insects Abiotic Factors Location Area Facts! Historical Facts! Introducing El Yunque El Yunque is located on the coast of Puerto Rico. It is much like the Amazon rainforest and the Congo rainforest. 1.) El Yunque is the only rainforest in the United States group of national forests.
2.) El Yunque was set aside as a reserved area in 1867 because the king of Spain did not want enemies cutting down the trees to build boats. 1.) El Yunque is located 24.8 miles from the
capital San Juan.
2.) The main bodies of water surrounding the
island are the Atlantic Ocean and the
Caribbean Sea.
3.) El Yunque is about 28,000 acres of plants. 1.) The main Abiotic features in EL Yunque, Caribbean National Forest are Peak shadows.
2.) El Yunque also gets a lot of precipitation, it rains all
the time there and never stops.
3.) The temperatures in El Yunque are consistent because the temperatures are mostly warm.
4.)The populations affected by the factors are the coqui frogs, anoles, geckos, and the Jamaican fruit bats because they can only live in tropical forests. 5.) The factors effects on the ecosystem are the rain shadows. Rain shadows are when one side of a mountain gets rain and the other side doesn’t, the dry side is the rain shadow. The rainy side gets heavy rain, in result adds up to 150 centimeters of rain per year.
Plumpwood Tree
Sierran Palm
Hibiscus
Polyporus Mushroom Red- Tailed Hawk
Puerto Rican Screech Owl
Caracolus Snail
Twig Dwarf Anole
Coqui Frogs
Giant Crab Spider
Sphaerodactylus Geko
Blue Tarantula
Racer Snake
Jamacian Fruit Bat
Puerto Rican Tanager •Cut down trees.
•Burning vegetation Over many years humans have been cutting down trees
in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican parrot makes its nest in hollow spaces those same trees. Only a few remain so this species is in danger. The Coqui Frog is also an endangered species because of habitat loss. One of the effects on the ecosystem is when you pull trees out of the ground the soil loosens and ends up washing out to sea. Plants: Insects: Lamponius Walkingstick
Termite
Isopods
Fireants
Wheeleri Cockroach
Scolopendra Centipede Food Web We could stop cutting down the trees in the areas that the Coqui frogs and Puerto Rican Parrots live in. It would help a lot to save these precious animals. Thank You! By: Abby Ward, Keli Kimbrell, Cassidy Shepherd, and Cece Venable
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