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tropical rainforest

[′träp·ə·kəl ′rān‚fär·əst]
(ecology)
A vegetation class consisting of tall, close-growing trees, their columnar trunks more or less unbranched in the lower two-thirds, and forming a spreading and frequently flat crown; occurs in areas of high temperature and high rainfall. Also known as hylaea; selva.
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Australian Tropical Rain Forest Trees and Shrubs is intended for researchers, foresters, educators, students, land managers, conservationists, tourists and naturalists interested in the biological diversity of the rain forest flora.
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Wilson calculates that 50,000 tropical rain forest species a year go extinct.
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She rallied her community to protest a gold and copper mine that was dumping tailings into local rivers, spreading pollutants in a virgin tropical rain forest.
Voted one of the nation's top 10 zoos, Woodland Park boasts unusual trees and shrubs, more than 300 kinds of wildlife, and eight bio-climatic zones, including African savanna, tropical Asia, and tropical rain forest.

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