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ecuador cloud forests

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Ecuador's Cloud Forests Produced by: Nargess, Maggie, Kimiko, Mystik and Arko Structure The size of Ecuador's Cloud Forest is 276,880 km2. The Ecuador's cloud forest takes up 1.6% of South America. It is a tropical rainforest also known as a Fog Forest. Climate Flora & Fauna Fauna: animals
Ecuador's Cloud Forests are home to the spectacled bear, jaguar, sloth, howler monkey, puma and many other creatures.
Flora: plants
There are heliconia, orchids, bromeliads, and moss; varieties of ferns, for example liquens, Palms, Dragon's Blood, Cinnamon tree, Arrayan, Matache, Guayabillo, Palche Jigua, Aguacatillo, Walnut, Alders, Cedar, Guarumo, Linden; herbaceous plants, for example chilca, manzano, guaba, blackberry and cherry, among many others. Last week our class got into groups and each choose a tropical rainforest. We decided to do Ecuador's Cloud Forest. We choose this tropical rainforest because we don't know much information about it. Introduction Location The Ecuador Cloud Forest is found in the highlands of South America. Ecuador is the smallest country in the rugged Andean highlands of South America and borders Peru and Colombia. The Ecuador's Cloud Forest daytime
temperature is an average of 33°C and has
a high level of humidity.The rainfall is
usually heaviest between June to August
and lightest between September to
December. Ecuador holds second place in the world for
it's variety of orchids and amphibians.

Ecuador's rainforests are being cleared at a
rate of 200,000 hectares per year including
large areas of the Cloud Forests.

Ecuador's Cloud Forests is a little larger than the
Australian state of Victoria. Interesting facts Thank You for Listening http://www.rainforestrescue.org.au/ourprojects/ecuador-cloud-forests-biodiversity.html Refrences http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_forest http://www.earthwatch.org/europe/downloads/Get_Involved/Ecuador_casestudy.pdf http://www.workingabroad.com/page/140/cloud-forest-ecuador.htm http://www.workingabroad.com/page/140/cloud-forest-ecuador.htm
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