More than half of all animal and plant life on our planet lives in the rainforests of the world.  Find out more about these amazing places.

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Chimpanzee

The chimpanzee resembles humans more closely than any other animal.

Conservation Education 24 - Rainforests

Imagine that you’re in a thick, dark forest. It’s very hot and sticky and the sweat soaks your t-shirt. You can hear the sound of wild animals all ...

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Gorilla

Largest of the four great apes, the gorilla is a shy, gentle, peaceful animal.

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Have Your Say winners visit Brussels

The winners met with MEPs at the European Parliament and were able to both deliver their presentations on their chosen topics to some of Europe's k...

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Macaw

Macaws are members of the parrot family which has 340 species. 17 different species of Macaw are found in the rainforests of South America.  Many o...

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Orangutan

'Orang' and 'utan' are the Malay words meaning 'person' and 'forest'; the orangutan is literally a 'person of the forest'.

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Palm Oil

Have you heard of palm oil?  How about vegetable oil or olive oil?  Oils from plants, vegetables, seeds and nuts have been used for centuries all o...

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Rainforest Animals

Animals of the rain forests are provided with a variety of habitats in the different layers of the forest trees. Some live at the top of the talles...

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Rainforest Tribes

Rainforests are very rich in natural resources, but they are also very fragile. For this reason, indigenous people have become instinctive conserva...

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Rainforests

Rainforests are forests which grow in areas of high rainfall.  Tropical rainforests are found between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capric...

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Rainforests

This set of lesson plans looks at rainforests, with particular focus on the Amazon.  Lesson plans are brought to life by the stunning images in the...

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Tapirs

About the size of a shetland pony, the tapir is a rather odd looking animal. Not only has it a long and flexible snout like a short trunk, but it h...

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Tiger (Bengal)

The tiger is the largest member of the cat family. The Bengal tiger is one of the five surviving races of tiger.