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A journey into the jungle
Learning outcomes To define rainforests To identify the ecosystem in the rainforests. To talk about the importance of rainforests for the environment and people To investigate what happens to the forests To suggest solutions to the problems
Quotation Definition Rainforests location Brainstorming question Introduction Why important ! Climate Plants Conclusion People Habitants Animals References Birds
Quotation This we know. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.” Chief Seattle
Welcome to the Tropical Rainforest. Today we are going to go on an exciting journey through the rainforest. So, what can see there ? INTRODUCTION
Introduction Tropical rain forests are one of the most important areas on Earth. These special ecosystems are homes to thousands of species animals and plants. You may think you know a lot about the rain forest. But what you see in the movies isn't always the real thing!
Introduction First of all, rain forests are not only densely packed plants, but are also full of tall trees that form a ceiling from the the Sun above. This ceiling keeps smaller plants from growing. Areas where sunlight can reach the surface are full of interesting plants, which we will explore further.
Rainforests are the Earth's oldest living ecosystems. They are so amazing and beautiful. A Rainforest can be described as a tall, dense jungle. The reason it is called a "rain" forest is because of the high amount of rainfall it gets per year. What is a rainforest?
Do you know where rain forests get their name? You guessed it! They are so named because they receive a lot of rain - an average of 80 inches a year! The temperature doesn't change very much during the year. It is always warm and muggy.
WHERE ARE RAINFORESTS LOCATED? Let’s see !!!!
look at the map and find Where the rainforests are. Africa America Asia Australia
Africa contains areas of high cloud forest, mangrove swamps and flooded forests. The island of Madagascar is home to many unique plants and animals not found anywhere else.
Like other major rainforests, the jungles and mangrove swamps of Central America contain many plants and animals found nowhere else. Central America is famous for its large number of tropical birds, including many kinds of parrots.
The rainforests of Asia stretch from India and Burma in the west to Malaysia and the islands of Java and Borneo in the east. Bangladesh has the largest area of mangrove forests in the world.
Millions of years ago, Australia, New Zealand and the island of New Guinea formed part of a great forested southern continent, isolated from the rest of the world
WHY ARE RAINFORESTS IMPORTANT? Rainforests are important to the global ecosystem. Rainforests: 1.provide a home to many plants and animals; 2.help stabilize the world's climate; 3.protect against flood, and erosion; 4. are a source for medicines and foods; 5.support tribal people
Importance of the rainforests The plants in the forest turn carbon dioxide into clean air, which helps us fight pollution. Also, by absorbing carbon dioxide, the rainforests help deter the greenhouse effect. The plants and animals of the rainforest also provide us: * food * food * fuel wood * fuel wood * shelter * shelter * jobs * jobs * medicines. * medicines. 25% of all modern medicines come from rainforests rainforests It is repeated often that the rainforest contains important plants that will cure the worst diseases of today such as cancer.
Can you describe the climate in the rainforest The climate is very humid because of all the rainfall, which amounts to about 250 cm per year. The rain forest has lots of rain because it is very hot and wet.
What ….and who ……? RAINFORESTS PROVIDE A HOME FOR WILDLIFE, PLANTS and people Habitants
ANIMALS OF THE RAINFOREST The rainforest is home to more than half of the world's animals. Colorful and unusual animals dwell in all four layers of the forest. All types of creatures are represented, from tiny insects to large mammals.
The colorful red-shanked douc languor looks like a potbellied little man wearing a gray shirt and black pants. Over the pants it wears deep maroon leg warmers from knees to ankles, and on its arms are elbow length white glove
Jaguar -It is black with black spots called rosettes and has a muscular body. - It eats turtles and Gray Snappers. - It is the king of roaring cats.
- Howler monkeys have brown, black, or reddish fur and blend in with the trees. - The Howler monkey eats fruit, leaves, flowers, and nuts. Howler Monkey
Rainforests birds RAINBOW LORIKEET A small, colorful, brush- tongued parrot from Australia
-The toucan lives in canopy of the rain forest. - The toucan has a very big bill. Its bill is rainbow colored. -It has blue legs and feet. -Its colors help it hide from predators. Toucan
Blue and Gold Macaw -The crown of his head is green and its belly is golden yellow and have long tails. - The Blue and Gold Macaw eats nuts, seeds, and fruit.
More than two thirds of the world's plant species are found in the tropical rainforests: plants that provide shelter and food for rainforest animals as well as taking part in the gas exchanges which provide much of the world's oxygen supply.
Orchids Orchids comprise one of the most abundant and varied of flowering plant families. There are over 20,000 known species and orchids are especially common in moist tropical regions.
Bromeliads are related to the pineapple family. Their thick, waxy leaves form a bowl shape in the centre for catching rainwater.
Orange and yellow ball-like flower
PEOPLE OF THE RAINFOREST Tropical rainforests are home to tribal people who rely on their surroundings for food, shelter, and medicines. Today very few forest people live in traditional ways; most have been displaced by outside settlers or have been forced to give up their lifestyles by governments.
The Yanomami One of the largest groups of Amerindian people in South America is the Yanomami. Their village life is centered around the yano, or communal house. The yano is a large, circular building constructed of vine and leaf. This picture shows Yanomami men eating a meal.
People in the rainforests Tropical rainforests are home to tribal people who rely on their surroundings for food, shelter, and medicines. Today very few forest people live in traditional ways; most have been displaced by outside settlers or have been forced to give up their lifestyles by governments.
Education is a critical part of saving the world’s rainforests. People must see the beauty and understand the importance of these forests so they will want to protect them. Environmental education should occur both in western countries like the United States and in countries that have rainforests, like Bolivia and Madagascar.