Breath-taking Rainforests in Australia

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Australia has many breath-taking rainforests despite being one of the harshest and driest continents. Rainforests now cover less than 6% of the Earth’s surface, scientist estimate that more than 50% of all the known plants and animal species live in rainforests. Rainforests also produce 40% of the Earth’s oxygen and play an important role in the ecosystems. Australia has approximately 4.2 million hectares (o.5% of Australia’s landmass) of lush rainforests. The rainforests are distributed evenly, extending from the Kimberley region in Western Australia, across the Northern Territory to Cape York (Queensland) and running down the east coast through New South Wales, Victoria and finally to Tasmania.

Some abiotic features of rainforest biome are: climate, precipitation, amount of sunlight and water. Average temperature is 20-34 degrees Celsius, Rainfall: 100 inches each year. The Rainforests also contain biotic features: plants (mosses and ferns), flying foxes, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red Deer and a Red Panda.

Some producers are: Cecropia trees, Ceiba trees and Kapok trees
Some consumers are: Saw-shelled turtle, Cane toads, rainbow lorikeets, pythons and eagles.

Examples of Rainforest food chains:
Sun’s EnergyBanana TreeInsectsCane Toad
Aquatic insectsCane toadSaw-shelled TurtleJaguar
Sun’s EnergyBanana TreeMonkeyLeopards

Rainforests are an important ecosystem to the world. Rainforests took approximately 100 million years to evolve and are one of the oldest and
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