Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with annual rainfall between 250 and 450 centimetres (98 and 177 in). There are two types of rainforest: tropical rainforest and temperate rainforest. The monsoon trough, alternatively known as the intertropical convergence zone, plays a significant role in creating the climatic conditions necessary for the Earth‘s tropical rainforests.
Around 40% to 75% of all biotic species are indigenous to the rainforests. It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered in tropical rainforests. Tropical rainforests have been called the “jewels of the Earth” and the “world’s largest pharmacy“, because over one quarter of natural medicines have been discovered there. Rainforests are also responsible for 28% of the world’s oxygen turnover, sometimes misnamed oxygen production, processing it throughphotosynthesis from carbon dioxide and consuming it through respiration.
Rainforest have rare plants and animals. Every minute, more than 20 football fields of trees are cut down. A logging machine cause more pollution than vehicles in one minute. If we keep cutting down trees, in 100 years, they would not be any more rainforests in the world. The most rare rainforest in the world now is the Amazon rainforest. Climate change and global warming creates CO2 that damages plants and living things.
This is the reason that we, a group of students from Concordian International School, Bangkok, Thailand, set up a community service project aiming to save the rainforest. We found a website called, Rainforest Connection which saves rainforests all over the world by raising fund and old mobile donation for using in their work. The organization uses old mobile phones and build a solar panel mobile that hides in the trees, it can track down illegal logging.
Rainforest Connection (RFCx) transforms recycled cell-phones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can monitor and pinpoint chainsaw activity at great distance.
This changes the game by providing the world’s first real-time logging detection system, pinpointing deforestation activity as it occurs, and providing the data openly, freely, and immediately to anyone around the world.
For the first time on a scalable level, responsible agents can arrive on the scene in time to interrupt the perpetrators and stop the damage, and the world can listen in as it occurs.
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Great Idea, right?
We like what they are doing and would like to be part of the great work for the world. So we are working this community service project in our school called “Old Mobile for Rainforest Project”.
Please check out the website rainforestconnection.org for every information about rainforest saving. Thank you to the Rainforest Connection Organization for being the super hero for all rainforests in the world!!!
In Thailand , you can help by sending a message to our gmail ,firstname.lastname@example.org and wait for a response or donate old mobile phone directly to our school : Concordian Internation School, Bangna -Trad Road km 7, Bangkok.
Thank you for everyone who visit us here and hope to get support to all of you.