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Beauty Under Threat: A Guide to Rainforest Diversity and Deforestation

written by: KennethSleight•edited by: Paul Arnold•updated: 9/27/2011

With nearly five million identified species of plants, animals and insects the world's rainforests account for almost fifty percent of the total known life forms on Earth. This is even more remarkable when we take into consideration that they only occupy about six percent of the surface area.