Daintree Rainforest

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Daintree Rainforest

DAINTREE RAINFOREST

LOCATION -scroll downThe Daintree Rainforest is located in Australia, north of Queensland from Port Douglas up to Cape York. The Daintree Rainforest covers 1200 square meters. The Daintree Rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in Australia.

WINDS-scroll downIn January it is very little wind, creating the blue mirror smooth oceans.In February and March the wind is warm and lightly wind.In April and May the wind is strong and can also lead to a little cyclone.In June, July, Agust the winds is pretty strong.In September and October there is light wind.In November and December the wind are very low

SOIL-scroll down- soil quality is often quite poor.-The topsoil is only one to two inches deep-The reason soils are so infertile is because they are more than 100 million years old, and have taken a beating from the elements.

Light -scroll downThere is limted light souce in the Daintree Rainforest. This storey houses the area under the leaves but above the ground and is very warm and only gets 2-15% of light.

Animal-scroll downCASSOWARY- Scientific name is Casuarius. The bird is a flightless birds, Native to Daintree Rainforest. Cassowary have massive legs so they can walk easily through the flora.SUNBIRD-Scientific name is Nectariniidae. Adaption: They have long thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.

TEMPERATURE-scroll downTemps in the rainforest are surprisingly mild due to the protective canopy layer of tall trees. The air is often humid but cool. The highest recorded temperature is 36.7 degrees Celsius. The lowest recorded temperature is 8.9 degrees Celsius. Sea temperatures range from 23 degrees in July (winter) to 29 degrees in February (summer).

RAINFALL The rainforest has about 120 days of rain per year, with an average of 2013 mm falling per year.

Plants-scroll downIdiot Fruit-Scientific name is Idiospermum australiense. Adaptation:The plant has a poison, a chemical called Idiospermuline contained within the seed, to prevent animals eating them. Blue Quandongs-Scientific name is Elaeocarpus grandis.Adaption:The seedlings are adapted to stop growing and to remain dormant on the forest floor for years, waiting for a gap in the canopy to give them light and a space to grow in.

4 ways -scroll downLOGGINGLogging affects the Daintree Rainforest because if the loggers go and cut down all the trees and sell the timber,paper for money there will be no rainforest left.DEVELOPMENTDevelopment is affecting the Daintree Rainforest because people are destroying the rainforest to build houses, roads.TOURISMTourism is a problembecause as interest in the Daintree Rainforest grows, more buses and transport is needed and that increases the carbon dioxide and impacts on climate change.FARMINGFarming affects the Daintree Rainforest because farmers burn the rainforest in order to clear land for more farming.

WHY SHOULD DAINTREE RAINFORESET BE IN THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST?-scroll downThe Daintree Rainforest should be in the world heritage list beacause it is home to 50% of the world’s animals and plant life. Daintree should get same importance as the Great Barrier Reef because the reef meets the Rainforest.

ABORIGINAL CONNECTION TO DAINTREE-scroll downAboriginal people are owners of the Daintree Rainforests.Today, the Aboriginal peoples that live in. the rainforest play a very important part in the protection and maintenance of the Daintree.Today, the Aboriginal peoples that live in the rainforest help in protection and maintenance of the Daintree Rainforest.

HUMAN ACTIVITIES-Tourism has effected the Cassowary. They get scared.

CLIMATE CHANE EFFECTS ON ANIMALS-scroll down-Birds like Macaws lat their eggs earlier in the year than usual -lants bloom earlier and mammals are come out of hibernation sooner

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Daintree Popular Plants-Stinging Tree-Wait-a-while vine-Wild Ginger-Blue Quandongs-Idiot Fruit

Daintree Insects List-Ants-Coleoptera-Flies-Hemiptera-Lepidoptera-Orthopteroidsand many more

Producer A producer is an organism that makes it’s own food from light energy or chemical energy. -Bamboo-Banana Trees-Rubber Trees-Cassavy-Bromeliads-Avocadoetc

Primary consumers lists -Colobus Monkey-Sloth-Most bats-Humming birds-Bees-Wasps-Lemurs-Pygmy-Marmosets-Opossum-Red-shanked douc Languretc

Secondary Consumers -Anteater-Spiders-Scorpions-Jaguar-Snake-Tigers-Golden Lion-Vampire Bats-Toco Toucan-Sumatran Rhinocerosetc

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