Journal No. 10


tropical forests usually grow in places with a minimum precipitation of 100 mm each month in general, a minimum average temperature of 24°C with the temperature never falling below 0°C. Estimates of how many species of animals and plants live in these forests vary widely. Depending on which esti mate is used, 24 to 95% of the 3 to 100 million extant species o cur in the humid forests of the tropics. 44% of the world's endangered mammals and birds live in this habitat...

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