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Importance of Tropical Rainforests (TRF) Has great diversity of flora and fauna Helps to stabilise the world’s climate – absorbing CO 2 and releasing O 2 for humans and animals Helps to maintain water cycle by adding water to the atmosphere through transpiration which creates clouds. *water generated in TRF travel around the world Habitats for animals and plants – TRFs contain over 30 million species of plants and animals Ancestral territory for indigenous people – source of foods, shelter and medicines Climate regulation – TRFs draw water from the forest floor and release it back to the atmosphere in the form of swirling mists and clouds Preventing soil erosion – soil in TRF is very poor in nutrients because nutrients are

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