Introduction There are many different biomes that cover the surface of the planet, but there is one that is of particular importance, the tropical rainforest of Africa, The Congo. This vast rainforest is home to almost half of Africa’s animal species and is the second largest rainforest in the world.(“pbs.org”, n.d.) The Congo plays an important role in climate regulation, both locally and globally, and contains a wealth of biodiversity, including thousands of endemic plants and animals. Identify factors in this ecosystem that affect diversity. How do these factors work together to produce diversity and evolutionary differentiation? There are many factors in the tropical rainforests that affect diversity. Tropical regions are large and complex environments which allow for separation of groups within a species. This geographical separation can cause groups of a species to diverge and become a separate species. In Africa’s rainforest, factors such as deforestation, building roads, Illegal wildlife trade, and slash and burn agriculture has had an enormous impact on the diversity of the forest, and has already wiped out ninety percent of West Africa’s forest. (“pbs.org”, n.d.). Illegal poaching remains one of the biggest threats to many species in the rainforest. Animals such as the rhino, elephant, and tiger are being hunted to near extinction for their horns, tusks, and skins. Time, size, and climate are the biggest factors in rainforest diversity. With the rainforests being some of the oldest biomes on Earth, species have had the most time to diversify.
The size of the rainforest provides opportunity for geographic separation for groups within a…
-Europeans introduced new _____, ________, and cash economies.
-built roads,______, and ______.
-Europeans denied educated Africans top jobs in colonial governments
Health care and Education:
-Western doctors developed vaccines for _________ ,__________, and helped reduce dealths from malaria.
-By the 1950s in response to nationalist demands, colonial rulers built more hospitals and schools.
-At independence, African nations inherited borders…
Most people think of the tropics as a huge and forbidding
tropical rain forest through which every step taken must be
hacked out, and where every inch of the way is crawling
with danger. Actually, over half of the land in the tropics is
cultivated in some way.
A knowledge of field skills, the ability to improvise, and the
application of the principles of survival will increase the
prospects of survival. Do not be afraid of being alone in the
jungle; fear will lead to panic. Panic…
9 March 2014
Most people have not heard of the severe conditions that exist for women of the Congo. This would be understandable considering their inability to spread the word; however the treatment of the women is the least bit reasonable. Women in the Congo are raped and abused daily, and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a common occurrence. Many have tried to help the efforts in Congo, however most helpful tactics have failed. Congolese women are suffering every day for their countries…
Tuesday, November 20
Loss of Rainforests
Tropical rainforests play a vital role in the planet's natural systems. Current studies are showing that there is a vital relationship between the rainforests and rainfall. The forests regulate climate and weather through their absorption. They act like a sponge while recreating rain and exchanging natural gases in the air. For example, the Amazon rainforest creates 50 to 80 percent of its own rainfall through transpiration…
The Daintree Rainforest is the largest rainforest in Australia and is located in the north of Queensland near Port Douglas and Mossman. The Daintree Rainforest has been around for 20000 years and then was aboriginals land. Location and Type of rainforest The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest. A tropical rainforest is a rainforest where the temperature is above 30 degrees and rainfall is common all year round. LOCATION: The Daintree Rainforest is located in the north of Queensland from…
Rainforest Eco-tourist attractions
1. Manokway City
2. Amazon rainforest (The Arian Amazon Towers)
3. Costa Rica’s National Parks
4. Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak
Eco-friendly steps towards environmental impact
Green journey hope to reduce the next generation of bio-fuels, derived from farm waste and native grasses and weeds, this could eliminate many of the worse effects’ seen during the current rush into bio-fuels.
Golden Angri-Resources (GAR) has signed an agreement committing it to protect…
"Tied to a tree and blindfolded, I listened to my sister sobbing and screaming while armed men raped her” this is a vivid description from Sandra, a Congolese woman who experienced the gruesome Congo Civil War. How could a country live when the people they entrust, their government are raping their women and killing their people? Should the civilians rebel, will that help the country, will that reduce the death toll and the violence? This leads to the main question, which viewpoint had the best…
Tropical Rain Forest
Tropical rainforests cover about 6 percent of the Earth's entire land surface, and they are mostly located around the belt of the equator in the Amazon basin in South America, the Congo basin and some other lowland regions in Africa. Small areas can also be found in Central America and along the Queensland coast of Australia. The Rain forests climate is warm most of the year, but also has a lot of rain throughout the year too. Pretty much my ideal weather. Because the tropical…
Chapter 3 Section 1 & Chapter 3 Section 2
1. What’s unusual about Mt. Kilimanjaro?
• Mt. Kilimanjaro towers 19,340 feet over northeastern Tanzania yet because of the
mountains great height, its summit is covered with snow all year round.
2. How many countries are there in Africa?
• 54 countries
3. Define escarpments.
• steep cliffs
4. Define cataracts.
• large waterfalls and rapids
5. What are Africa’s rivers used for?
• The rivers in africa provide fish, water for irrigation…
wealth gap in Africa
Forbes in Africa
MIDDLE EAST = TOP PART = WHITE PART = ARABIC
BLACK AFRICA = EVERYTHING ELSE DOWN = REAL AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA = 1994 people believed it had nothing to do with Africa
This course is important because helps us understand how society thinks about Africa
Create new perceptions
Course division: 3 parts –
1. African culture and tradition prior to arrival Islamic and European
2. African vs. Islam – consequences
3. Westernization – Christianity
People in Africa speak more…