Tropical rainforests are an important ecosystem with distinct characteristics and adaptations. Tropical rainforests face threats which need to be managed to ensure their survival.
How much rainfall does the rainforest receive each year?
What is the average daily temperature in a tropical rainforest?
What colour is the soil in the rainforest?
How many layers make up a tropical rainforest?
Where do epiphytes get their nutrients from?
The air and water
Where do the leaves and flowers of the lianas grow?
In the emergent layer
In the canopy
In the shrub layer
Why is deforestation happening?
Farming, logging, mining, road building, HEP and population growth
Global warming, climate change and the greenhouse effect
Poor weather, tropical storms and hurricanes
Which impact of deforestation could be viewed as positive?
None of the impacts are positive
How can tropical rainforests be managed?
Encourage cattle farming and ranching
Logging and replanting schemes, education, ecotourism and international agreements
Mining and cutting down areas to make way for plantations
What is a selective management system?
Selective logging of trees over a short period of time
Selective logging of young trees
Selective logging of mature trees over a 40-year cycle to ensure that the rainforest has time to recover