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Daintree Rainforest

Welcome to the Daintree Rainforest Biome

The Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is the largest rainforest in Australia and is located in the north of Queensland near Port Douglas and Mossman. The Daintree Rainforest has been around for 20000 years and then was aboriginals land.

Location and Type of rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest. A tropical rainforest is a rainforest where the temperature is above 30 degrees and rainfall is common all year round.


The Daintree Rainforest is located in the north of Queensland from Port Douglas up to Cape York. In the picture below there is a map of the world shaded in where the Daintree Rainforest is. The area where the Daintree Rainforest is shaded in black


History of the Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest has a history that stretches more than 135 million years. This rainforest has survived all the natural disasters that have happened over the years for example: volcanos,the rising and falling of sea levels, glacier movement and cyclonic winds. Goverment Authorities have also put orders out for people not to set foot in parts in the Daintree Rainforest. The first person to disover the rainforest was Sir Joseph Banks in the early 1770's. There is much more history about the Daintree but we would be going on forever.

Interesting Facts:

The Daintree Rainforest is Warm and Dense.
Rainforests are home to 50% of the worlds animals and Plant Life
The Rainforests are being destroyed at a rate of 246000sq kilometers a year.
The Average Rainfall of Rainforests is around 2000mm a year.
The Temprature of the Rainforests is 20-30 degrees.
Rainforests are in America-South and North, Africa and Australia.
We will not last long if we destroy all of our Rainforests.
Without Rainforests creaures will lose their habitat and wipe out.

Plants and Animals:

Ferns, Hoop Pine
Trees , Lace Bare
Grass, Flowers
Leafs, Conjevoi
Fan Palm

Moths , Earthworms
Green Python
Land Mullet
Land Leeches

Climate of the Daintree Rainforest:
The Daintree Rainforest in Australia provides one of the best examples of tropical environment in the world. It receives vast amounts of rain, however this usually occurs in torrential downpours that last only a few hours at a time. The rainforest has about 120 days of rain per year, with an average of 2013 mm falling per year.

The Layers Of The Rainforest
Here is a brief lay-out of the layers of the Daintree Rainforest:

EMERGENTS: In the Emergents there are giant trees that are much higher than the average canopy height. It houses many birds and insects.

CANOPY: The canopy houses the upper parts of the trees. This leafy environment is full of life in a tropical rainforest and includes: insects, birds, reptiles, mammals, and more.
* UNDERSTORY: This storey houses the area under the leaves but above the ground and is very warm and only gets 2-15% of light.
* FOREST FLOOR:The largest animals in the rainforest generally live here and the forest floor provides a warm environment for these animals.



Simon Love 2005