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Less snakes because there is less food, so more toads as there are less snakes to eat
Tropical rainforest are mainly found around the equator.
A tropical rainforest has a hot, wet climate with no definite seasons. In general, tropical
rainforests have hot and humid climates where it rains virtually every day. The level of
rainfall depends on the time of year. Temperatures vary through the year but much less
than the rainfall. The soil is also very unfertile.…read more

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The Rainforest Layers
1. 40m ­ the emergent are the tops of the tallest trees in the rainforest. These are
much higher, and so are able to get more light than the average trees in the
forest canopy.
2. 30m the canopy is
where the upper parts of most of
the trees are found. This leafy
environment is home to insects,
arachnids, birds and some
3. 20m The under canopy
is the second level up. There is
limited sunlight.…read more

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These are 15* 30* north and south of the equator. The days are incredibly hot, whilst
nights are very cold. There is very little rain, but when it does rain, it varies a lot.
The soil is usually shallow with a coarse gravelly texture and it's not very fertile.
Therefore plant growth is pretty sparse.…read more

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Commercial logging activity new roads divide up parts of the rainforest and can cut
off connections between different biotic and abiotic systems.
Land clearance for farming, transportation and mining can lead to deforestation.
Hardwood trees take many years to grow so can be difficult to replace.
Fertile soils that make farming possible are quickly washed away when the forest is
cleared. If soil ends up in rivers, this can lead to flooding.
Loss of animal habitat occurs when trees are cut down.…read more

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Possible strategies include:
Agroforestry growing trees and crops at the same time. The lets farmers take
advantage of shelter from the canopy of trees. This prevents soil erosion, and the
crops benefit from the nutrients from the dead organic matter.
Selective logging trees are only felled when they reach a particular height. This
allows young trees a guaranteed life span the forest will regain full maturity after
around 30 50 years.…read more


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