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Rainforest is a term for a forest of broad-leaved evergreen trees and are usually associated with tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
  • There are two different types of rainforests: Tropical and Temperate. A main different between tropical rainforests and temperate rainforest is climate. Another difference between tropical rainforests and temperate rainforests are types of trees.

Tropical rainforest

  • are found close to the equator and between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

  • are found in Central and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

  • Tropical rainforests are moist and very warm all year round.

  • Tropical rainforests have hundreds of different kinds of trees.

  • The largest tropical rainforest is the Amazon. It covers 1.4 billion acres.

  • The largest part of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil but it also covers areas of Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana.

  • The Amazon, Mekong, Orinoco and Congo Rivers all flow through rainforests.

  • Tropical rainforest trees form a canopy. Canopies are formed when the tree branches and leaves overlap each other.

Temperate rainforest

  • are mostly found in cooler climates of the Pacific Northwest, from Northern California up through Canada and Alaska.

  • Chile, Tasmania, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, Norway also have small temperate rainforests.

  • Temperate rainforest are cool in the winter and warm in the summer.

  • Temperate rainforests have three different types of trees:Deciduous trees- trees that lose their leaves in the fall
    Coniferous trees- trees that have leaves that look like pointy..
    Evergreen trees- trees that always stay green

  • Rainforests are found on every continent except for Antarctica.

  • 100 inches or more rain falls in rainforests every year.

  • Rainforests only cover 6% of the Earth’s surface yet helf the world's animals, plants and insects live in the rainforest.

  • A lot of the Earth's oxygen comes from the rainforest

  • Not only is the rainforest home to many plants, animals and insects but to also indigenous people.

  • Many tribes call the rainforest home. They often live the same as the tribes who lived there centuries before them.

  • Most indigenous people have no contact with the world outside the rainforest.

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