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Abundant Life and Important Resources in Rainforests




Facts about the Abundant Life and Important Resources that
Rainforests Share with Us


  1. A typical four-square-mile patch of rainforest contains as
    many as 1,500 flowering plants, 750 species of trees, 400
    species of birds and 150 species of butterflies.

  2. Rainforests provide many important products for people:
    timber, coffee, cocoa and many medicinal products, including
    those used in the treatment of cancer.

  3. Seventy percent of the plants identified by the U.S.
    National Cancer Institute as useful in the treatment of cancer
    are found only in rainforests.

  4. More than 2,000 tropical forest plants have been identified
    by scientists as having anti-cancer properties.

  5. Less than one percent of the tropical rainforest species
    have been analyzed for their medicinal value.





   
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