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Rainforests

Tropical rainforests have four layers: Emergent Layer, Canopy Layer, Understory Layer and Forest Floor Layer.

The layers are natural divisions that occur at different heights. Each layer forms a habitat for a different group of plants and animals. The layers sometimes merge into one another and animals can move between them. 

We represented the different layers in these beautiful illustrations below. 

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We've been looking at how important the rainforests are to our everyday living. We created some posters to persuade people to stop cutting down the trees and save the rainforests! Did you know that there are so many animal and plant species, that we still don't know about, who live in these rainforests?! Cutting them down is taking away their home! 

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Farmers often receive very low income for their produce and have poor working conditions. Companies then go on to sell their produce and make lots of money. This is unfair and this is where fair trade comes in!  

Fair trade is a way of buying and selling products that allows the farmers to be paid a fair price for their produce. This then enables them to have better working conditions. 

Cocoa, bananas, tea, coffee and cotton are just some of the products that come from the rainforests. It's so important that we give the farmers a fair price for all of their garden work!

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