Mihisari Wijewardena. Viharamahadevi Balika Vidyalaya. Grade- 9

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2 Mihisari Wijewardena. Viharamahadevi Balika Vidyalaya. Grade- 9

3 CONTENTS What is a Rainforest? Why is it called a Rainforest? Why are Rainforests important to us? Interesting facts on Rainforests. Australian Rainforest areas. List of Australian Rainforests. Biodiversity of Australian Rainforests.

4 What is a Rainforest? A rainforests can be described as a tall, dense jungle.the reason it is called a Rain Forest is because of the high amount of rainfall it gets per year.

5 Why is it called a Rainforest? It is called a rainforest because of the precipitation and humidity. There are heavy rains during at least part of the year and a dense canopy of trees trops a lot of moisture in the air below.

6 Why are Rainforests important to us? They are very important as the plants of the rainforest generate much of the Earth s oxygen.

7 Interesting facts on Rainforests. An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each seconds. Giant bamboo plants can grow up to a inches a day. Rainforests cover only 6% of the Earth s surface but yet they contain more than ½ of the world s plant and animals species.

8 Australian Rainforests Areas

9 List of Australian Rainforests. Queensland Tasmania New South Wales[Gondwana Rainforest] Victoria Northen Territory Western Australia

10 Queensland Queensland is an Australian state covering the continent s northeast, with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km.Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the worlds largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species. The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest. The stylish capital, Brisbane is flanked by the surfing friendly beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

11 Tasmania Tasmania, an isolated island state off Australia s south coast, is known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas largely protected within parks and reserves. On the Tasman Peninsula, the 19th- century Port Arthur penal settlement is now an open-air museum. In Hobart, the port capital, Salamanca Place s Georgian warehouses now house galleries and boutiques. Its Museum of Old and New Art has a contemporary edge.

12 New South Wales[Gondwana Rainforest] The Gondwana Rainforest of Australia spill across 50 separate parks in Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland. Accesseible from Byron Bay, this vast World Heritage listed area embraces the World s largest subtropical rainforest, along with warm and cool temperate rainforest types.

13 Victoria Victoria, Australia contains approximately 32,000 hectares of temperate rainforest invarious regions. The areas with rainforest include. East Gippsland, Strezelecki Ranges, Wilsons Promontory, Central Highlands, and Otway Rangers. The rainforests vary between cool temperate and mixed cool temperate.

14 Biodiversity of Australian Rainforests Plants. They grow in areas with the best conditions for plant growth in the world- with year- around warm temperatures, plenty of sunlight and rainfall. Despite the fact that their soils are poor on nutrients, they support so many species that they have been compared to coral reef ecosystems. Here is some images on what types of plants are found in tropical rainforest biomes in Australia

15 Birds. Kingfisher is typical rainforest bird. They are found almost everywhere although most species live in old world and Australia. Kookburras that are only found in Australia, are the world s largest kingfishers.

16 Other classic rainforest birds are BIRDS OF PARADISE. They are about 40 species of them, and with a few exception they are all found in New Guinea. [some are found in Cape York, Australia]

17 Animals. One third of Australia s 315 mammal species call the Daintree Rainforest. Its name is Flora and Fauna.

18 Tree Kangaroo They live in trees in the Rain Forests of Australia, West Papua.

19 Monkey Some Australian rainforests monkeys are omnivores, eating both animals and plants.

20 Thank You

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