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Tropical Rainforests
Amazon
Amazon
Warm temperature and plenty of rain-Tropical Climate
The longitude of Amazon Rainforest is 71°45'55'W and its latitude is 15°31'05'S .
Detail 1
World Map
Amazon
The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. It covers some 40% of the South American continent and includes parts of eight South American countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname, as well as French Guiana, part of France
Amazon
Three Plants
The white trillium flower has three petals, three sepals and three leaves. If a pregnant woman chews on the petals, it will help ease the pain of labor

Amazon
Three Plants

Amazon
Three Animals
Amazon
Two Insects
The Leaf-cutter Ant is one of the most outspread insects in the Amazon Rainforest. These ants are one of the dominant consumers of vegetation in the Amazon. Leaf-cutter ants live in large groups, which sometimes reach three million ants.
Layers of a Tropical Rainforest
Forest Floor Layer: This layer is the bottom-most layer and there is hardly any light. There are not a lot of plant species down here because of the low amount of sunlight. Most of the decomposition of organic matter takes place in this layer.

Understory Layer: The leaves of plants growing in this layer are very big. This is because they try to capture every bit of sunlight that reaches the layer. The plants are not very big in size and can be up to 366cm in height.
Layers of a Tropical Rainforest
Canopy Layer: The canopy layer creates a web of branches and leaves. It also helps to protect the lower layers.

Emergent Layer: Very big trees that can grow above the height of 61m to form the emergent layer.

Done by: Judith and Justine
Class: 1 Endurance

Where are the tropical rainforests?
The Amazon jungle is the world's largest tropical rainforest.


These forests lie on the east coast of the island.
Madagascar
Southeast Asia
The Southeast Asian rainforests are the oldest rainforests on Earth, dating back to the Pleistocene Epoch 70 million years ago.
Madagascar
Warm temperature and plenty of rain-Tropical Climate
Port of Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar Latitude 18° 8' 60 S, Longitude 49° 25' 0 E
Southeast Asia
Warm temperature and plenty of rain-Tropical Climate
The area lies from latitude 20° north and 16° south, and longitude 95° to 105° east.
Characteristics of tropical rainforests and adaptation
The White Trrillium
The Brazil Nut Tree
One of the tallest trees in the Amazon Rainforest, the Brazil nut tree can reach over 160 feet. It is known for the production of the Brazil nut, these appetizing delights are produced inside fruit the size of a baseball and can weigh up to five pounds
Scoparia Dulcis
Scoparia dulcis is a type flowering plant in the plantain family.
This is a medicinal plant. It is used to treat diabetes in India and hypertension in Taiwan.
Three Animals
Toucans
Toucans are members of the family Ramphastidae of near passerine birds from the Neotropics. They are marked with bright colors and have large, colorful bills
Ocelots
The ocelot is a wild cat distributed largely over South America. Its fur resembles that of a jaguar. They were once considered rare. As a result, hundreds of thousands of ocelots were killed for their fur.
Golden Lion Tamarin
The golden lion tamarin is a small New World monkey of the family Callitrichidae.The golden lion tamarin gets its name from its bright reddish orange fur and the very long hairs around the face and ears which give it an obvious mane
Leaf-cutter Ants
Rhino Beetle
The rhino beetle is often called the world's strongest insect as it can carry 850 times its own weight.They are one of the largest beetles, reaching more than 15cm in length, but they cannot bite or sting.
Plant Adaptations
Leaves
Drip tips and waxy surfaces allow water to run off to prevent bacteria and fungi from growing.
buttresses and stilt roots help hold plants upright in the shallow soil, this is to help them to reach the sunlight.
Flowers on the forest floor have evolved to draw animal pollinators, such as bees, as there is almost no wind
on the forest floor to aid in pollination.


Plant Adaptations
Roots
plants have shallow roots to help absorb nutrients and vitamins from the top level of soil.
A lot of bromeliads are epiphytes (plants that live on other plants) Instead of absorbing water with roots they collect rainwater into a central reservoir from which they absorb the water through hairs on their leaves, this helps them to
get more water than the average plant.
http://news.yahoo.com/hidden-fires-burning-amazon-rain-forest-214054413.html
News
Humans have used the rainforest irresponsibly by causing forests fires due to their campfires and lighted cigarette butts.
News
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/130606/brazil-says-amazon-deforestation-reduced-nearly-84-percent
Humans have used the rainforest for wood by doing illegal logging.
‘The rainforests in the world are disappearing’
This sentence means that due to our irresponsibility, the size of the rainforests are decreasing drastically.
In your opinion, should rainforests be conserved?
Yes. If we do not conserve the rainforests, we would lose a souce of oxygen. Further more, tens of thousands of fauna and flora species will become extinct.
Poem
R
aze and burn
A
ll gone
I
n the future
N
ot now but soon
F
urry animals are dying
O
ne by one
R
ise up to the challenge!
E
veryone will be happy
S
ince the rainforests are safe
T
ime flies fast, do your part today
CREDITS
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/troprf.html
http;//www.searchiu.com


http://amazonrainforestanimalsfacts.blogspot.sg/
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/amazon-rainforest-animals.html
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/amazon.htm
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/02/08/ten-amazing-rainforest-plants/
www.mapsofworld.com


http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/where.html
http://www.ask.com/question/latitude-longitude-of-amazon-rainforest
Credits II
http://www.wildmadagascar.org/overview/rainforests.html
http:/www.blueplanetbiomes.orgse_asia
n_rnfrstclimate_page.htm
THANKS FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION:)
Music by: David Williams
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