Helping Brazil Essay

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Helping Brazil The tropical rainforests of South America, Africa, Asia and the north of Australia are all distributed evenly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The Equator run through some of these rainforests and is also close to some of them. The map below illustrates all the rainforests in the world. The tropical rainforests of the world are all global ecosystems. An ecosystem is the link between plants and animals and the habitats in which they live in, so this is why we call tropical rainforests ecosystems because they link the animal life with the plant life. Another word for …show more content…
There are countless numbers of food chains, which go on and keep organisms in the world alive. This is how a typical food chain looks like:

[IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE]Producer Herbivore Carnivore Omnivore Decomposers

The Producers are living things that take the non-living matter from the environment, such as minerals and gases and uses them to support life. Example of a Producer is grass. The Herbivores are animals that eat plants, they are considered as consumers and are second in the food chain. An example of a Herbivore is the grasshopper. The Carnivores are animals that eat other animals, they are also considered as consumers. An example of a Carnivore is a snake. Omnivores are animals that eat both animals and plants; they are also consumers of the ecosystem. An example of an Omnivore is a human. Lastly, Decomposers are living things, which feed off dead plants and animals and reduce their remains to minerals and gases again. An example of a Decomposer is Bacteria.

The water cycle is a natural cycle, which is extremely fundamental to the rainforests. This cycle is very important to the rainforest because it provides rain that is exceedingly vital, hence the name rainforest.

The water cycle

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Annotated diagram of the water cycle

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Rain from the clouds falls to the ground.

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