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What is the importance of the RAINFOREST ?

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Asked by anantharaman, 22 Dec '09 08:43 pm
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Rainforests, by virtue of their abundant renewable natural resources, have for timeless periods provided the humankind with amenities for survival and well being, including food, clothing, fuel, condiments, products of industrial use, and even remedies for ailments. The loss of rainforests has an intense and overwhelming consequence.

The rainforests house the Earth's richest biological resources. Almost half of the world's biodiversity will be extinct or severely endangered in the next few years if this rainforest deforestation continues. Approximately ten million aboriginal people lived in the rainforests of the Amazon basin five centuries ago. Today the numbered has dwindled to less than 200,000. Along with the loss of the native tribes, their vast knowledge of medicinal uses of the diverse herbs of the rainforests is also gone irrevocably.

Alkaloids are abundant in the rainforest plants. Many such alkaloids have long-established medicinal use. 121 prescription drugs sold all o ...more
Answered by jakir hussain, 22 Dec '09 08:56 pm

 
  
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Balanced Ecosystem with a large array of species of flora n fauna.
Answered by sumita ganguly, 22 Dec '09 09:26 pm

 
  
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In short rain forests of this world are like lungs and heart of this world body. They provide the maximum absorption of CO2 and are responsible for production of life-giving oxygen and water. Maximum diverse flora and fauna survives there.
Answered by Social Worker, 22 Dec '09 09:11 pm

 
  
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The same as is the importance of common forest.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 22 Dec '09 08:49 pm

 
  
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A natural rainforest emits and absorbs vast quantities of carbon dioxide. On a global scale, long-term fluxes are approximately in balance, so that an undisturbed rainforest would have a small net impact on atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, though they may have other climatic effects (on cloud formation, for example, by recycling water vapor). Some climate models run with interactive vegetation and predict a large loss of Amazonian rainforest around 2050 due to drought, leading to forest dieback and the subsequent feedback of releasing more carbon dioxide

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Answered by Deepak Joshi, 22 Dec '09 08:49 pm

 
  
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Plants in forest turn carbon dioxide into clean air, which helps us fight pollution.................
Answered by miss, 22 Dec '09 08:46 pm

 
  
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