Presentation on theme: " There are two types of Rainforest tropical and temperate. Tropical are found close to the equator. Temperate are found along coasts in the temperate."— Presentation transcript:
There are two types of Rainforest tropical and temperate. Tropical are found close to the equator. Temperate are found along coasts in the temperate zone. Tropical rainforests are located close to the equator, an area known as the tropic zone. Most are in the area between the Tropic of Cancer. and the Tropic of Capricorn. Temperatures near the equator are higher. These higher temperatures cause accelerated evaporation of water, which results in frequent rain in forested areas in the tropics. Tropical rainforests are found in South and Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Tropical rainforests cover only about 6% of the Earth's surface.
The largest tropical rain forest are in the Amazon River Basin, the Congo River Basin, and throughout much of southeast Asia. There are many smaller ones located throughout the tropics including Central America, Madagascar, Australia and India. Temperate rainforests are found in the area of the earth known as the temperate zones. Areas that include temperate rainforests are the pacific coast of the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Tasmania, Chile, Ireland, Scotland and Norway. There are fewer temperate forests.. Also they cover a lot less area.
Today tropical rainforests are disappearing from the face of the globe. Despite growing international concern, rainforests continue to be destroyed at a pace exceeding 80,000 acres (32,000 hectares) per day. World rainforest cover now stands at around 2.5 million square miles (6 million square kilometers), an area about the size of the contiguous 48 United States or Australia and representing around 5 percent of the world's land surface.exceeding 80,000 acres
conservation policy built on the principle of sustainable use and development of rainforests. Beyond the responsible development of rainforests, efforts to rehabilitate and restore degraded forest lands along with the establishment of protected areas are key to securing rainforests for the long-term benefits they can provide mankind. Much of this remaining area has been impacted by human activities and no longer retains its full original biodiversity.