World Rainforest Week promotes awareness about different rainforests around the world and why there are important.
The largest rainforest in the world is the Amazon rainforest. It runs through most of Brazil, but you can also find it in parts of Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana.
Did you know there are over two million insects that live in rainforests? It’s true! But that’s not all. Scientist believe there are millions more still to be discovered!
This is one of the reasons why rainforests are really important. They provide homes to plants, animals and some indigenous people. The plants and trees also provide oxygen to Earth, and a quarter of these plants are used for modern medicine.
Another fun fact is that much of the food we eat today like bananas, nuts and spices come from rainforests.
This is why we need to protect them and make the world aware about why they matter. Rainforests are in trouble. The number of rainforests in the world is down from 14% to 6%.
How do you think we can help? Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you later.