In contrast, temperate and boreal rainforests are found at high latitudes – northern and southern hemispheres. They occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rainfall annually. At present, the rainforests are fairly similar to the rainforests of the past because they still contain similar vegetation and animal species. Yet, the size of these magnificent rainforests has reduced greatly over a course of nearly 100 years. Recent studies concluded devastating estimates that roughly 2 percent of the world 's rainforests are diminished yearly.
Tropical forests refer to a very wet place which experiences heavy rainfall either throughout the year or seasonally. These forests are usually located near the equator where there is an abundance of sunlight and warmth. The temperatures here are usually uniformly high registering between 20 to 35°C. As a result of the high rainfall and sunlight, tropical forests are evergreen all year round (WWF, 2016). Besides beautifying the area its located in with greenery, tropical forests have many other key roles in this globe.
It is worthy to note that in recent times, the concern has been to concentrate conservation effort in the tropical rainforest because of its richness in biodiversity. This rainforest is one of the major vegetation belts in Nigeria. It consists of the moist tropical, and the lowland semi-deciduous forests, which form a narrow strip of green belt, a few kilometres inland along the coast and covers a total area of 13,300,000ha (Akinnagbe, 2001). This forest is particularly important because it is one of the most species rich in Africa. The tropical rainforest is the most diverse of all terrestrial ecosystems, containing more plant and animal species than any other biome.
Thousands of animals live in rainforests all over the world, and their habitats are slowly disappearing. Zoos give animals whose habitats are disappearing another chance to survive and continue to reproduce (World Wildlife). If it weren’t for zoos and wildlife sanctuary’s many of the world beloved animals, such as the giant panda, may not be around today (Empty the Cages and Tanks! Here’s the Truth About the Lives of Animals in Captivity Versus the Wild). Preserving wildlife should be a main priority for zoos
Discussion of the food security issue: With a population of over 10.465 million Haiti is a self sufficient country but due to its location it experiences regular natural disasters that can cause devastation, destroying crops and the countries food sources. The main
Tropical rainforests are essential to the global ecosystem and human survival. They form a world like no other and are incomparable in terms of their biological diversity. Tropical rainforests are a natural reservoir of genetic diversity which offers a rich source of therapeutic plants, high yield foods, and a myriad of other useful forest products. They are an important habitat for nomadic animals and continue as much as 50 percent of the species on Earth, as well as a number of diverse and unique cultures. Tropical rainforests play an elemental role in regulating global weather in addition to maintaining regular rainfall, while buffering against floods, droughts, and erosion.
Rainforest Rainforest contains approximately two-third of the world’s plant and animal species. It has one of the world’s most spectacular ecosystem. The name ‘rain’ forest, indicates that it receives high rain fall throughout the year. Not limited to that, the trees also release water to the atmosphere by transpiration, forming dense clouds that surround the forest. Hence, even on non-raining days, the forest remains warm and humid.
ISSUES IN DEFORESTATION AND DESERTIFICATION Introduction Deforestation is a conventional environmental challenge substantially affecting the resilience and distribution of forests across different boundaries. It’s simply defined as the loss of tree cover usually as a result of forests being cleared for alternative land uses (Gorte and Sheikh, 2010). In the past, the world has experienced unprecedented loss of its forests especially in tropical areas, though the observation on a global scale shows the rate of deforestation has shown a sign of decrease. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, 2010), in the 2000s about 13 million hectares of forest were converted to other uses, primarily agriculture or lost through natural causes
B. Primate Diversity All of our global biodiversity are important from biological point of view. But certain groups of species, which influence the other in the ecosystem dynamics, deserve special attention. Among these are the non-human primates- the monkeys, apes and lorises. Primates play vital role in forest ecology, as seed dispersers, seed predators and even pollinators. As canopy dwellers, primates play vital role of flagship species in woodland forest, indicating the quality of the forest.
This is very abrupt since Red Pandas are protected in China, India, Bhutan, and Nepal. They are victim to habitat loss from deforestation or humans’ clear-cutting of their nature ecosystem. You’d think that we would stop clear-cutting their ecosystem after we learnt that they are endangered, however their natural ecosystem is still diminishing as more of their ecosystem is lost to logging and to the ecosystems’ alteration to agroecosystems. Habitat loss and fragmentation are causing the loss of red panda nesting trees and bamboo that the red panda consumes. Logging and other forms of ecosystem damages have caused a disruption or disturbance in the equilibrium of the ecosystem and have given an advantage to the seasonal monsoon; allowing it to hurl rich soil down mountainsides.
Also there are a ton of species living in all kinds of rainforests. Some valuable resoureces there that we all us are tpre of plants we use for medience, we get food there like bannas, we use tress as well, and many more but that 's a few to name. 2. What impact does deforestation have on the rainforests? What are some of the short and long-term consequences that result from destruction of the rainforests?