Solomon Islands

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  • Created by: Elise1999
  • Created on: 23-05-16 21:21
Name and locate
Located in the Pacific ocean and East of Papua New Guinea. 1400km North of New Caledonia. Between Tropic of Cancer and Equator.
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Processes
Water cycle - The rainforest stores water in between rainfall events through interception by canopy layer. Drip and stem flow happen - rain is gentle + doesn't cause erosion. 80% of rainfall is transferred back into atmosphere by evapotranspiration
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Continuation...
Nutrient cycle - Most of nutrients are held in the vegetation layer, decomposed due to humid wet (25º and over 2000mm rain) plants absorb nutrients quickly all year round. Leaching.
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Benefits for the people
Locals - 80% are subsistence farmers, food, timber, logging - provides 50% of jobs. Governments - Logging contributes 12-13% of total government revenue. TNC's - Logging
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Impact of human activity
Blocking of the Kahigi river, flooding, for every tree cut down 40 are damaged, Soil erosion, exploitation by TNC's - only get 1%
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Management of the area
TNC's - will not fell trees within 50m of major rivers, 25 m of minor rivers. Isabel sustainable forest management projects - Afforestation, small tools to reduce damage, jobs created. Ecotourism - Tourists learn about the TFR
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Water cycle - The rainforest stores water in between rainfall events through interception by canopy layer. Drip and stem flow happen - rain is gentle + doesn't cause erosion. 80% of rainfall is transferred back into atmosphere by evapotranspiration

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Processes

Card 3

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Nutrient cycle - Most of nutrients are held in the vegetation layer, decomposed due to humid wet (25º and over 2000mm rain) plants absorb nutrients quickly all year round. Leaching.

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Card 4

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Locals - 80% are subsistence farmers, food, timber, logging - provides 50% of jobs. Governments - Logging contributes 12-13% of total government revenue. TNC's - Logging

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Card 5

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Blocking of the Kahigi river, flooding, for every tree cut down 40 are damaged, Soil erosion, exploitation by TNC's - only get 1%

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