Conserving Intact Rainforest for Orangutans

by Sumatran Orangutan Society
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Conserving Intact Rainforest for Orangutans
Conserving Intact Rainforest for Orangutans
Conserving Intact Rainforest for Orangutans
Conserving Intact Rainforest for Orangutans
Conserving Intact Rainforest for Orangutans
Jun 15, 2022

Why the smell of a rainforest is important.

If you’ve visited a rainforest, you’ll know they are amazing places. The sights, sounds and smells are vibrant and fascinating. Did you know, though, that the smell of a rainforest is an important component of making rainfall? Yes, you read that correctly!

Rainforests are vital in producing rain because of their role in evapotranspiration, where water moves from the Earth’s surface into the atmosphere. Rain is a product of condensation, but to produce each drop of rain, water molecules need something to condense on. These surfaces can include pollen, salts and ice crystals – and, in the rainforest, volatile organic scent compounds released by leaves. Is there anything rainforests can’t do if we look after them?

Thank you for helping to look after some of the world's most important forests by supporting this project.

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Sumatran Orangutan Society

Location: Abingdon, Oxon - United Kingdom
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Lucy Radford
Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom
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