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Sadly, many of these species are on the brink of extinction, and their continued existence is crucial to maintaining the balance of marvelously efficient—but delicate—rainforest ecosystems.

Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. Compounds in rainforest plants are already used to treat malaria, heart disease, bronchitis, hypertension, rheumatism, diabetes, muscle tension, arthritis, glaucoma, dysentery, and tuberculosis, among other health problems. This can involve a range of techniques, including reforestation, ecological restoration, and agroforestry. Tropical rainforests merge into other types of forest depending on the altitude, latitude, and various soil, flooding, and climate conditions.

Considering how much of our medicines are has been discovered in the rainforests, they certainly seem to have a lot more to offer. Some of the most colorful and beautiful creatures in the world live in the rainforest, such as the scarlet macaw, toucan, and the blue morpho butterfly.

Rainforest restoration is essential for protecting biodiversity and maintaining the many benefits that rainforests provide. There are numerous species of mammals, reptiles, and birds found in the tropical rainforest throughout the world. Although they cover less than 2 percent of Earth’s surface, rainforests house more than 50 percent of the plants and animals on the planet. From the beginning, our approach has been to work with farmers and indigenous and forest communities to cultivate sustainable rural livelihoods that incentivize conservation. One example is the Nepenthes rafflesiana which can grow up to 9 metres tall, with pitchers 3 metres wide.Tropical rainforests are found close to the equator where it is much warmer, whereas temperate rainforests are found along coasts, where it is much cooler.

Many of the world's most popular spices come from the rainforest, including cinnamon, vanilla, and black pepper. It's safe to say you will find many interesting and diverse creatures lurking the forest floor, or moving from tree to tree.With this fierce competition, you may be amazed that so many different species of animals can all live together. They then carry these fragments, weighing as much as 50 times their body weight, back to their homes. Just four square miles of forest contain 1,500 flowering plants, 750 species of trees, 400 species of birds, and 150 butterfly species. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

Fact 36: In a 2017 analysis published in the scientific journal PNAS, climate scientists concluded that forest conservation/restoration, natural climate solutions and sustainable agriculture could provide more than one-third of the global climate mitigation required to stabilize warming to below 2 °C. Rainforests are home to thousands of animal species which are supported and sheltered by the rich plant life of the rainforest. In a distressing development, a 2017 study published in the journal Science reveals that tropical forests that once served as the Earth’s carbon sinks now emit more carbon than they absorb, because of deforestation and forest loss caused by humans. Because of this, scientists believe that protecting rainforests from deforestation could help to reduce global warming.Podcast co-host Rachel Donald discusses with Rewcastle Brown — who was recently awarded the Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Award — how the global financial system became the repository for the billions in stolen funds, some of which ended up as luxury homes in the United States and even gifts to Hollywood celebrities, and the critical role of the press in holding people in power to account.

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