Presentation on theme: "By: Natalie Austin Location and Precipitation My biome is located in areas near the equator. These areas are tropical. The average temperature is 64°F."— Presentation transcript:
By: Natalie Austin
Location and Precipitation My biome is located in areas near the equator. These areas are tropical. The average temperature is 64°F year. In summer it is hotter because the sun. Its precipitation average is more then 400 inches a year.
Advanced Location Central and South America South Asia and some islands around there West Africa Northern Australia and more islands around there
Conditions There are 3 layers in the Rainforest. The canopy trees can grow to be more then 150 feet tall. The canopy holds all of the monkeys and birds. The under story is very hot and very damp. It also has some birds and a few monkeys living in it. The rainforest floor contains bugs and snakes. The snakes eat the bugs and small rodents. Two mammals living on the rainforest floor are the agouti and coatis.
Endangered Species Macaws Spider Monkeys
Habitat Requirements for Endangered Species The spider monkeys lives in the canopy. It favors cooler areas. They eat the fruit at the top of the trees that the other animals can not get to. The Macaws stay near the canopy. They nest in tree holes. They eat the seeds, nuts, and fruits that the trees supply.
The Rainforest Food Web
Rainforest Fruit and Veg. Imports Avocados Macadamia Nuts Passion Fruits Papayas Okra Mayonnaise (coconut oil) Guava
Precious stones of the Rainforest Amber Jasper Iron Ore (Brazil) Gold (Brazil) Bauxite (used to make aluminum) Jade
Medicinal aspects of the Rainforest Tuba Root ( Used in flea dips) Reserpine ( Used as a sedative and tranquilizer) Curare ( Used as a muscle relaxant for surgery)
Rainforest Soil The nutrient filled soil is only 4 inches deep. It has red clay underneath it. This causes the trees to have a shallow root system. The nutrient base is very poor because of the heavy rainfall which washes away the nutrients. To compensate for this most rainforest plants have developed a way to hold in the nutrients needed to live. When these plants die there nutrients is quickly absorbed from the soil.
Major Pollution Source in the Rainforest is… Commercial Logging This causes the soil in the rainforest to get weaker then it already is. This also causes pollution in nearby water supplies because the logging machines can not be completely safe for the environment. They could leak which could cause oil or gas to get into the water supply which would harm the animals and the rainforest ecosystem.
Destruction of the Rainforests
Those being harmed by the destruction of the Rainforests When they are gone? What next?