Essay on Tropical Rainforest And Its Effects On The Rainforest

1724 Words Oct 6th, 2015 7 Pages
Over 75 million acres of planet Earth’s land belongs to the tropical rainforest. (Rainforests Facts the Nature Conservancy) The rainforest is home to many different species, which includes monkeys, snakes, birds, rodents, frogs and lizards. (Earth Floor: Biomes) Many things contribute as threats to this environment. Instead of having such a beautiful and vast area of nature, humans mostly contribute to having it otherwise. The rainforest has much to offer for today’s modern society; everything from timber to clearing the forest to dig mines. The biggest threat to the tropical rainforest is no other than man itself. Humans have the biggest impact on not only the rainforest, but the environment. (Threats to the Rainforests) The Tropical Rainforest is a forest with a tropical wet climate and tall trees in a region of year round warmth. Rainfall is very abundant in this peculiar biome. The average amount of rainfall a year is between 50 and 260 inches. As mentioned the climate is pretty warm, in which the rainforest doesn’t get higher than 93 degrees Fahrenheit and doesn’t drop below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity stays pretty high; it usually is between 77% and 88%. Almost every tropical rainforest lies near the equator. This biome is very popular considering it occupies 6% of all Earth’s land surface, and it is considered to be a home to more than half of all the world’s plant and animal species. It is also responsible for producing 40% of Earth’s oxygen. Many medicines…

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