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About rainforests
Rainforest animals
Rainforest people
Why are rainforests important?
Why are rainforests disappearing?
How can we save rainforests?

In the rainforest

My interest in wildlife and tropical rainforests began at an early age when my parents introduced me to nature books and magazines. I was fascinated by the pictures of strange animals living in distant lands and as I got older, my mother and father encouraged my learning by taking me on trips to other countries so I could see wildlife firsthand. I grew to greatly appreciate places of natural beauty and respect the environment around me. more

About rainforests
- What are rainforests?
- Where are rainforests found?
- What makes a rainforest?
- What is the canopy?
- The forest floor

Rainforest animals
- Why do rainforests have so many plants and animals?
- Mammals
- Birds
- Reptiles & Amphibians
- Insects

Rainforest people
- Who lives in the rainforest?
- Great rainforest civilizations
- Medicinal plants and native people
- What happened to the people of the Amazon?
- Kids in the rainforest

Why are rainforests important?
- Why are rainforests important?
- Climate
- Home to wildlife
- Water cycle
- Erosion control

Why are rainforests disappearing?
- Why are rainforests disappearing?
- Logging
- Agriculture
- Cattle
- Roads
- Poverty

How can we save rainforests?
- How can we save rainforests?
- Education
- Rehabilitation
- Sustainable development
- Parks
- Eco-friendly companies
- Ecotourism
- What you can do

Rainforest photos

  • Rainforests: a photo tour of tropical rainforests around the world
  • Amazon: a photo tour of the amazon rainforest
  • Gabon: this Central African country is home to surfing hippos, forest elephants, and gorillas
  • Uganda: located in the center of Africa, Uganda is famous for gorillas and safari animals
  • Adventures of Mongy the Frog

  • Adventures of Mongy the Frog: learning about rainforests, wildlife, and the environment
  • Environmental Hall of Fame: Environmental heros

  • The Mongabay Kids site ( aims to help children learn about rainforests and the environment. This site is still under development and I am working to add kids activities and other content as time permits. If you have comments or are interested in submitting educational content for the site, please feel free to contact me.

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