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rain forest:

see forestforest,
a dense growth of trees, together with other plants, covering a large area of land. The science concerned with the study, preservation, and management of forests is forestry.
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The remaining old growth rain forests are living treasures that must be protected at all costs.
Tree species with small populations were often lost first in the process of rain forest fragmentation (Zhu et al., 2004,2010).
Using the materials provided, design the layers of a rain forest.
Bowman's findings suggest that, while the species has evolutionary advantages that allow it to out-compete other species, the trees do coexist on the margins of rain forests and should be considered part of that ecosystem.
In 2009, the number of trees cut down in Brazil's rain forest dropped to its lowest level in 20 years.
Fujita demonstrates the wealth of biodiversity still surviving in the islands of tropical rain forest in West Africa, and the ability of new DNA analysis techniques to distinguish different species, even when they look alike.
The air in our homes is too dry, too dark and too hot for the best growth of rain forest plants.
By one estimate, for every acre of rain forest cut down each year, more than 50 acres of new forest are growing in the tropics on land that was once farmed, logged, or ravaged by natural disaster.
As a lot of people know, trees have the capacity to absorb large quantities of carbon from the atmosphere and it is well recognised that the destruction of large tracts of rain forest in equatorial countries is openly condemned by the same politicians who are advocating the destruction of our own forests.
If you like your mountains with ocean, jungle and rain forest, visit Tamarindo, on the Northwest Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
Nothing's more exhilarating than walking through a rain forest in the rain.
You can make your own rain forest and share ir with your friends.