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Rain forests may be grouped into two major types tropical and temperate Tropical rain forest is evergreen trees that form a closed canopy below which is found a zone of vines and epiphytes where plants grow on trees a relatively open forest floor and a very large number of species of both plant and animal life The largest trees have buttressed trunks above the continuous canopy while smaller trees form a layer of more shade-delicate species beneath the upper canopy The maximum height of the upper canopy of tropical rain forests is usually around 100 to 165 ft with some individual trees rising as high as 200 ft above the forest floor Conifers such as redwood and Sitka spruce tend to predominate in North America while their counterparts in the southern hemisphere include various species of eucalyptus Araucaria and Nothofagus Th rain forest is home to many species of rare animals and plants In the past and present history it has also been the home of over one hundred and twenty over the counte r prescriptions All of this information has brought up the question that is on many minds Should economic organizations buisnesses and individual governments be allowed to continue the use and at times the abuse of the brazilian rain forest Is economic advancement more important than the preservation of the rainforest This is why we are the government has called on us To find the facts and give it how it should be Medicinal uses of the rain forests are a huge part of everyones lives The rain Forrest has over 120 over the counter prescriptions and has made over 12 billion dollars in sales They say that the tropical rainforests cover seven percent of the earth and hold just about half of the worlds animals Also there is data
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