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
BY: HEEYA SHAH
What is rainforest?..................................................................................Page 3
Where are rainforests found?..................................................................Page 3
What kinds of animals and plants life are round the rainforest?.............Page 4
Indigenous people of the rainforests?.....................................................Page 4
Why are rain forests important?...............…
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5. Deciduous Forest
4. Tropical Rainforest
8. Temperate Forest
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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…
ANALYSIS RESEARCH REPORT
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
The aim of this report is to analyse the causes and effects of extreme poverty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and make recommendations to effectively address this poverty.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation located in central sub-Saharan Africa. It is bordered by the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and the Republic of the Congo to the north, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi to the east…
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 17: The Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia
1. The Zagros Mountains are located on the western side of Iran. The Atlas Mountains are located on the northwest die of Algeria.
2. The country that is dominated by areas of elevations of more than 5,000 feet is Tajikistan.
Section 1 Assessment
1. Alluvial soil: rich soil made up of sand and mud deposited by moving water
Wadis: streambeds that remain dry until a heavy rain
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…
outbreak are controlled
The first case of Ebola virus appeared in 1976 with two simultaneous outbreak in Soudan and Zaire actual Republic Democratic of Congo. Because the latter outbreak occurred in a village near the Ebola River from which is how the disease was named. These two countries are located central Africa near tropical rainforest. In 1976 to 1995 four cases were documented. In 1976 the outbreak caused 340 deaths out 568 cases. Three years later, in Soudan, the small outbreak caused…