An Overview of Tropical Rainforests Flashcards

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Where are tropical rainforests primarily located?

Tropical rainforests are primarily located in the equatorial zone, between 15° North and 15° South of the Equator. They are mainly found in Central and South America, Africa and Indo-Malaysia.

Why do tropical rainforests have high biodiversity?

Tropical rainforests have high biodiversity due to the variety of flora and fauna that thrive in the warm, moist environment. This diversity supports complex interdependent relationships between plants, animals and the climate.

What is the largest tropical rainforest in the world?

The largest tropical rainforest in the world is the Amazon Rainforest, located in South America.

What are some threats to tropical rainforests?

Tropical rainforests face threats from human activities such as deforestation, farming, logging, deliberate hunting and habitat destruction.

How much of the Earth’s surface is covered by tropical rainforests?

Tropical rainforests cover about 6% of the Earth’s surface.

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