Regardless, the rain forests possess an array of foliage and fauna.
Recently in Borneo's Sarawak rain forest, 24 cavers and scientists are braving the rain forests elements and creatures to save the regions natural riches. The cavers and scientists are trying to find plant and animal life diverse enough to protect it from mining and to declare it a national park. 'Whether the government sets aside the area this year, in five years or never depends on what's discovered out there.'(Webster 5) This is a case that often occurs in rain forests. Many governments see no reason to protect the rainforest unless there is an important plant or creature that lives in it. 'With chain saws, bulldozers, and other powerful equipment, we can bring the giant trees of the rain forest, the very symbol of strength and majesty, crashing to the ground from their lofty heights in just a few hours.'(Miller & Berry 3) All of this destruction and havoc is leading our world straight into events that will threaten life on earth itself. Some of the possible results in the future if the depletion does not stop immediately are global warming and increasing ultra radiation as the ozone layer of the atmosphere thins.
People of the Tropical Rain forest.
90% of all non-primates reside in tropical rainforests.
In Africa, the rain forests are primarily located around the Zaire river. The other area in which rain forests are located is called 'The New World Tropics,' which contains Central and South America. The New World tropics are in lower altitudes as opposed to the Old World tropics, which are at higher altitudes. Rain forests are located around the equator. This location of the rain forests makes them warm and humid all year round
Yet many of these rainforest are destroyed every year.
The term "rain forest" was first fabricated in 1898 by a German botanist named Schimper, to describe forests that grow in constantly wet conditions.