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Tropical Rainforest Crisis Research Paper

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Why is the tropical rainforest in crisis and what can be done about it?
The tropical rainforest is located all around the world. For example, the Amazon Rainforest, the Colombian Rainforest and other small rainforests located in Central America. In 1990, rainforests were plentiful however until 2010, around an eighth of all the rainforests were cut down. The rainforest is mostly endangered by human interaction and climate change. Forests are undergoing deforestation and are changed into non-productive forests which are forests that are cut in such a way they produce minimal trees per year. Also, mining usually occurs in the rainforest which causes erosion on the trees and its growth. Dams can be found in tropical rainforests which causes flooding.
As stated, there are many reasons why the rainforest is under crisis but one of the
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The Forest Floor: The forest floor will always be humid, dark and damp. This is because only two percent of light reaches the bottom layer. This means that it will slow the growth of those that need sunlight to grow. Understorey Layer: Understory layer only receives about two to fifteen percent of sunlight. The plants that are lush only need so little light like the Dwarf Palm which is approximately 4-5 metres max. Many of the plants her rely on insects for their food. The understorey is home to many animals and has the largest amount of insects. Canopy: Second highest layer of the rainforest. This is the layer that allows only a little sunlight for the Forest Floor and the Understorey. The creatures that live among the canopy rarely go down to the Forest Floor. Emergent Layer: Tallest layer. It only consists of few tree trees that outgrow the canopy layer. They are wider than the canopy trees since they more space to grow
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