Tropical Rain Forests

Tropical rain forests are complex communities of plants and animals that occur in equatorial regions with year-round warmth and abundant rainfall. They grow over large areas of Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. Tropical rain forests occupy only 6 to 7 percent of the earth's surface, yet they contain more than half of the world's plant and animal species. These forests are also home to millions of native people, such as the Kayapo and Yanomami in Brazil, the Dayak of Borneo, and the Mbuti pygmies of Zaire, who have lived in rain forests for several centuries. Tropical rain forests provide us with many goods and also serve important environmental functions. Numerous products of importance in our daily lives, such as chocolate, black pepper, rubber, and coffee come from rain forest plants. Rain forests help regulate the earth's climate, maintain air quality, reduce erosion, and provide habitat for plants and animals. In spite of these benefits, rain forests are being cut at an alarming rate. Some scientists believe that we are losing 40,000 square kilometers of rain forest—an area about the size of Pennsylvania—each year. There is growing concern that the destruction of tropical rain forests will

Tropical jungle forest, the Cameroons.Tropical rain forests occupy 6 to 7 percent of the earth's surface, yet they contain more than half of the world's plant and animal species. (UN photo)

lead to the elimination of thousands of species of plants and animals.

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