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  • Average Of 35 Species Of Rainforest Animals
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    The Tropical Rainforests of the World In this paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will talk about the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainforest destruction and the peoples of the rainforest, and I will explore a new topic in the fight to save the rainforest, habitat fragmentation. Another topic being discussed is the ma...
  • Similar Species
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    Biodiversity is described by Ruth Patrick as, "the presence of a large number of species of animals and plants... ". (Patrick 15). In other words, biodiversity is the term for the measure of the variety of different species that do exist still on our plant. These species can range from the simplest bacteria to the very complex primates. Biodiversity can relate locally or globally. For example the Southern New England forest contains 20 or 30 tree species while in the rainforest of Peru there are...
  • Destruction Of Our Earth's Rainforest
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    According to the article satellite images reflect that the Amazon rainforest is diminishing at an enormous rate. About 10,000 square miles of this beautiful forest is being lost to pastures for grazing, soybean plantations, and illegal logging. Since the year before there has been a forty percent increase in the deforestation of the Amazon forest. The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest. They expect this horrible trend to only become worse. Some conclude that if the forest is not p...
  • Region's Rural Population Live Within Rainforest Habitat
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    Weems 1 Brian Weems Mrs. French English 10218 February 1999 The Survival and Failure of our Rainforests: Rainforests around the globe are faced with the daily struggle for survival. Many are in the process of being destroyed by the poverty- ridden communities whose inhabitant live on the outskirts. Some are destroyed for their lumber and others are clear cut for farming. This destruction has caused a number of very real concerns within the scientific community, and environmental groups have been...
  • Rainforests Destruction And Mass Species Extinctions
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    The rainforests are very important to the world for many reasons, most of them being very simple. One major reason is that 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 trees of the rainforest store carbon dioxide in their roots, stems, branches, and leaves. The plants and animals of the rainforest also provide us with food, fuel wood, shelter, jobs, and medicin...
  • Average Of 35 Species Of Rainforest Animals
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    In this term paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will write on some specific plants and animals that call the tropical rain forests their home; there are many different types of rainforest species and their uniqueness from the rest of the world is amazing. I will also touch on the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainfore...
  • Disappearing Of The Amazon Rainforest
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    During the past several decades, changes in the global climatic pattern has become evident and has attracted much attention from both the general public and the professional environmental organizations. Deforestation is one of the main reasons for these known changes. One of the reasons that cause the disappearing of the Amazon rainforest is industrial logging, which is the single largest problem. Other problems that also contribute to the disappearing of the Amazon forests include road construc...
  • Tropical Forest Plant In The Rainforest
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    A DYING CURE Imagine one your close friends that you grew up with came to your house one day in tears. You quickly grab a box of Kleenex and have her sit down. She takes a few moments to gather herself up and the she hits you with the news. She has cancer. Your jaw drops. Someone that you love as a sister has been diagnosed with a serious degree of cancer that could kill her any day. How could she have it? She was a star athlete and never did any drugs. She was in perfect health with the excepti...
  • Half Of The Earth's Plant Species
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    The tropical rainforests are falling at human hands. The world's oldest living ecosystem is under threat in our conquest for farmland, timber, minerals, and other resources (Grainger 17). These forests cover 2% of the Earth's surface, or 6% of its landmass, yet they house over half the plant and animal species on Earth ("Rainforests"). Rainforests originally covered twice that area. Deforestation is occurring on such a scale that if it were to continue "at present rates the forests could disappe...
  • Western Ringtail And The Common Ringtail Possum
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    An Introduction to Possums: The first Australian possum to be seen and collected by a European was a Common Ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrines) taken by someone on Captain Cook's voyage through the South Pacific in 1770. It was lucky this specimen, now held in the National Natuurhistorisch Museum at Leyden, Netherlands, was not eaten like the first kangaroo. They recorded this animal to the 'opossum tribe' because of the two young within its pouch and it was later linked with the Brazilian Oposs...
  • Rainforests Animal Species
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    In recent years one of the biggest threats the world as a whole faces is the destruction of our environment. The destruction of the Brazilian rainforest is probably the most important issue that should be taken into consideration because it is the cause of other major ecological problems we are facing such as: global warming, the depletion of our ozone layer, and noticeable climate changes around the world. Brazil's deforestation problem has turned into earth's deforestation problem. Experts say...

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