Web Results

www.theworldcounts.com/stories/Deforestation-Facts-for-Kids

Jul 22, 2014 ... Deforestation is when forests are converted for other purposes by cutting down the trees to clear the land for other use. With 7 billion ... forests? Here are some deforestation facts for kids that can be shared to raise their awareness about our environment: ... Many tribes still live in the rainforests. If we don't ...

org.elon.edu/ncwildcat/nc-jaguars/humanimpact.html

Deforestation is another way in which human impact has affected the presence of jaguars in the wild. Because jaguars mainly live in the rainforests of South and Central America, the lack of trees decreases the amount of prey that exists in the areas where they live and the protection that they receive from the trees against ...

www.neprimateconservancy.org/tropical-rainforests-activity.html

Lessons include rainforest definitions, layers of a tropical rainforest and their attributes, a peek into who lives at each layer, the symbiotic relationships inherent in healthy and diverse ecosystems (biodiversity), the crises rainforests are facing, their importance to and impact on us all, and what can be done to save them.

www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/world/expedition-sumatra-episode-5-blog/index.html

Oct 14, 2013 ... All of the trees, plants, insects, animals and people who live there are either killed or forced to find a new home. Once a forest is cut down, the plant species all are gone. Insects and animals might make it out to find new homes, but that might include areas populated by humans, making their survival ...

www.visitsealife.com/london/conservation/breed-rescue-protect/rainforests-and-mangroves

SEA LIFE. ... Forests Under Threat. Despite the fact that our forests of the world are one of earth's greatest biological treasures, teeming with biodiversity and natural beauty, we are losing them ... Scroll down to find out more about how farming and the curio trade are affecting rainforest species, and what you can do to help.

www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm

Dec 21, 2012 ... As the rainforest species disappear, so do many possible cures for life- threatening diseases. Currently ... The Amazon Rainforest has been described as the "Lungs of our Planet" because it provides the essential environmental world service of continuously recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen. More than ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1852758

Green buildings can also be important outside cities by mitigating the impact of barriers, such as roads and railways, to the movement of animals and plants. ... Urban settings have different selective pressures from those on wild habitats: they impose close proximity to humans as well as to rivals, predators and prey, but can ...

www.rainforestinfo.org.au/good_wood/the_imp.htm

Of an estimated 75,000 edible plants found in nature, only 150 enter world commerce and only 20 (mostly domesticated cereals) stand between human society and starvation. This makes modern agriculture extremely vulnerable to pests, diseases and changes in climate. Genes from wild plants can be used to fortify modern ...

volcano.oregonstate.edu/how-do-volcanoes-affect-plants-and-animals

Aquatic life can be affected by an increase in acidity, increased turbidity, change in temperature, and/or change in food supply. These factors can damage or kill fish. Eruptions can influence bird migration, roosting, flying ability, and feeding activity. The impact of eruptions on insects depends on the size of the eruption and ...