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Portuguese

language people in Brazil speak

Brazil

largest country in South America

Many different species of ....

plants and animals

Yanomami

native tribe of Brazil

Strangler figs

plant that wraps self around trunks and squeezes

Canopy

busiest layer of the Rainforest

Amazon River

the 2nd largest river in world

Brite colors

help animals survive

South America

connected to central america and close to equator

4 Layers

# of layers in Amazon Forest

Camaflage

when animals use their color to help them survive from predator . It protects them

Acacia Leaves

droopy leaves found in canopy and emergent layers

Emergent

birds "hang out" in this layer to find food

lionas

knotted vines rooted in forest floor. They travel up through the understory , canopy and emergent layers

epiphytys

plants that grow on the sides of trees in the canopy and the emergent layers

Forest floor

lowest floor of R.F. where leaf cutter ants are found

Understory

layer bwteen forest floor and canopy

Most of the rainforest plant and animal species have NOT been discovered

...

Brazil is NOT the only country in the world that has a rainforest

...

Animals plants and people live in the rainforest

...

Eagle and Hummingbird

2 types of birds living in amazon

equator

makes the rainforest have warm temperatures because it is located near it

Atlantic ocean

ocean that borders Brazil

Emergent Layer

taller than 14 story building. Light and quiet; eagles birds butterflies

Canopy

like a big green umbrella; hundred of feet above the ground; noisy and bright; birds , monkeys, frogs and insects, vines, flowers

Understory

Dark and busy with life; trees only 15 feet tall; cats, bats, monkeys, snakes and lizards

Floor

Dark and quiet, wet and warm; ferns and bushes, snakes insects, spiders, jaguars

tropics

area where rainforests are found

Tropic of cancer and Tropic of capricorn

2 areas in which rainforests are found bwtn

Rainforests cover about 1/3 of South America south of the equator

...

food
wood
rubber
medicine
vegetable oils

products that come from the rainforest

When rainforests are cut down leads to....

-Fewer (scarce) and more expensive products
-forest people lose their homes/culture and can die
-Soil erosion (dried out and sour)
-Undiscovered medicines (these plants to help heal will become extinct)
-"Greenhouse Effect" - Carbon dioxide traps heat in lower atmosphere causing global warming

...

-burning trees leads to release of carbon dioxide and changes wind current around world

...

-species become extinct
-without the rainforest to soak up rain will lead to flooding and droughts

Rainforest jobs

Slash and burn farmers - clear forests to grow crops
Very big farmers - clear the forest and plant commercial crops and move slash and burn farmers into forest
Livestock herders - clear trees to plant grass for livestock to eat
loggers - cut down trees to make room for roads
firewood collectors - cut down trees to use for firewood
mining - cut down trees to make roads to get to mining spots

Brasilia

capital of Brazil

Brazil culture

Carnival
soccer - futbol
80% Catholic

Brazil Landforms

Hills, mountains, beaches, waterfalls, Rainforest, tropical weather

Natural resources

wood, animals, plants, rubber, mining

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