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WORLD RAINFOREST DAY
June 22 is World Rainforest Day. The day has been set aside to help protect rainforests by raising awareness and encouraging action to protect them.
Organizers of this annual day say 20% of the oxygen we breathe and the freshwater we drink is attributed to rainforests of the Amazon. They absorb carbon dioxide, stabilize climate patterns, and are home to half the world’s plant and animal species. The concern of organizers is that an area the size of 40 football fields is lost every minute of every day.
Types of Rainforests
There are two types of rainforests — tropical and temperate. Tropical and temperate rainforests share certain characteristics. For example, most trees flare at the base. Vegetation is dense, tall and very green. Both types of rainforests are rich in plant and animal species, although the diversity is greater in the tropical rainforest.
Both tropical and temperate rainforests are very lush and wet. Rainfall falls regularly throughout the year. The tropical rainforest receives 80-400 inches of rainfall per year. It rains a lot in the temperate rainforest, too — about 100 inches per year. And even more moisture comes from the coastal fog that hovers among the trees.
Tropical rainforests are warm and moist; while temperate rainforests are cool.
Only a small percentage of the tropical forests are rainforests. To be a tropical rainforest, forested areas must:
Lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
Receive rainfall regularly throughout the year (80-400 inches per year).
Remain warm and frost free all year long (mean temperatures are between 70° and 85°F) with very little daily fluctuation.
Consequently, many forested areas in the tropics are not rainforests.