100 Facts Rainforests – Bitesized Facts & Awesome Images to Support KS2 Learning

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100 Facts Rainforests – Bitesized Facts & Awesome Images to Support KS2 Learning

100 Facts Rainforests – Bitesized Facts & Awesome Images to Support KS2 Learning

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Government documents, first published by Mongabay last year, showed that hundreds of thousands of hectares of Suriname’s primary forest might be under consideration for agriculture development. On top of that, 70% of the 2,000 tropical plants that the US National Cancer Institute has identified as helpful can be found in rainforests, tropical and temperate rainforest facts show. Being one of the rarest rainforest plants, facts reveal that the 2018 discovery of the Thismia neptunis , or Fairy Lantern, is the species’ first-ever recorded finding.

The oldest living ecosystems on Earth, rainforests have been on this planet for at least 70 million years. By learning more about the rainforest and supporting conservation efforts, we can help ensure that this unique ecosystem continues to thrive for generations to come. Insects make up 90% of all living things on the planet, and a quarter of them are found in rainforests.Fact 27: About 80% of the flowers found in Australian rainforests are not found anywhere in the world.

Species like the saber-toothed tiger have died off from their failure to adapt to a changing environment. By force-feeding the seeds to a domestic turkey, who digested the seeds the same way as the Dodo birds, the trees were saved. In 2019 alone, there have been 74,000 records of forest fires, which doubles from 2018’s record of 40,000 cases. If you don’t know too much about tropical rainforests, then you will probably be surprised to find that there are a few little known facts out there about them. All hope is not lost, though, as a plant lost for 151 years reappeared in Borneo’s rainforest in 2018.Rainforests are also crucial in regulating the earth's climate, as they absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park on the Pacific northwest coast of North America is an example of a temperate rainforest.

A: Scientists believe that there is a great diversity of animals because rainforests are the oldest ecosystems on earth. Mini projects and quizzes encourage children to recap and revise what they have read, cementing the learning with either hands-on or spoken repetition. Some of the most colorful and beautiful creatures in the world live in the rainforest, such as the scarlet macaw, toucan, and the blue morpho butterfly.And many commercially available anesthetics, enzymes, hormones, laxatives, cough mixtures, antibiotics, and antiseptics are also derived from rainforest plants and herbs. The Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Agriculture Standard includes requirements designed to protect standing forests, including native forest set-asides for large farms and practices that nurture soil health and increase productivity on existing farmland (thereby reducing pressure to expand by cutting down forests).

Other species, such as the fig wasp, have evolved a symbiotic relationship with their host plant, which provides them with a safe place to lay their eggs and food for their larvae.The rainforest is also home to the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia arnoldii, which can grow up to three feet in diameter. Indigenous communities have lived in and depended on the rainforest for thousands of years, and their knowledge and practices can teach us valuable lessons about sustainable living. Fact 16: There were around 6 million square miles of rainforest in the beginning, but now because of deforestation, there is only less than half of that still found in the world. Through learning about the challenges faced by the rainforest’s ecosystem, you can educate others to support reforestation and conservation efforts. Fact 11: 70% or more of the plants that are used to treat cancer are found only in the tropical rainforests on the planet.



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