Explore BrainMass
Share

Importance of Rainforest

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

What effects does cutting down the forests and rain forests to make the paper have on the ecosystem and environment?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 9:48 pm ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/earth-sciences/climate-change-greenhouse-gases/importance-of-rainforest-138277

Solution Preview

Importance of Rain forest
Tropical forests or Rain forest have a special role in the conservation of biodiversity. They are the home to 70 percent of the world's plants and animals -- more than 13 million distinct species. The tropical forests contain 70 per cent of the world's vascular plants, 30 per cent of all bird species, and 90 per cent of invertebrates. In tree species alone, tropical rain forests are extremely diverse, often having more than 200 species per hectare.
Forests influence the local and global climates. They moderate the diurnal range of air temperatures and maintain atmospheric humidity levels. Forests absorb atmospheric carbon and replenish the oxygen in the air we breathe. The conservation of forest resources in the watersheds that supply water for irrigation, sanitation, and human consumption is an important component of water supply strategies. When tropical watersheds have balanced land use, their forests absorb excessive rainfall that is gradually released later. Forests regulate stream flows by intercepting rainfall, absorbing the water into the underlying soil, and gradually releasing ...

Solution Summary

Rain forest have a special role in the conservation of biodiversity and they are the home to majority of the world's plants and animals. At the same time forests influence the local and global climates. Deforestation leads to loss of endemic species, soil erosion and loss of fertility, increase in water pollution and flooding and increase in greenhouse effects.

$2.19
See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

Biodiversity Museum Exhibit Presentation

Biodiversity Museum Exhibit Presentation

- Design an exhibit focusing on the importance of biodiversity.

- Congratulations! You have been hired by the largest natural history museum in the world (Miller, 2005). Your first responsibility will be to design an exhibit that emphasizes the importance of biodiversity. The exhibit should focus on the region you have chosen for your final project and should introduce visitors to the causes of wildlife extinction as well as demonstrate ways wildlife extinction impacts our world. When outlining the causes, be sure to show the relationship between deforestation and wildlife extinction in this region and others. In the deforestation segment of your exhibit, you should show estimations of the current and potential impact of deforestation on world cultures. Finally, take the visitors from the land to the aquatic life zones. Describe methods that could be (or already are being) implemented to preserve the present level of aquatic biodiversity. Organize your proposed design in a presentation that you will submit to the museum's board of trustees. Your presentation should consist of 10 to 15 PowerPoint® slides with detailed speaker's notes. Citations of original works within the presentation must follow APA guidelines.

View Full Posting Details