Mongabay - Tropical Rainforest Information for Kids
This website is extremely easy to use and navigate around. With separate sections including “About rainforests”, “Why are rainforests important”, “Rainforest animals”, “Why are rainforests disappearing”, “Rainforest people” and “How can we save rainforests”, there is an overwhelming volume of interesting information and awesome images! On top of all of this, there are interviews with people who have actually worked in the tropical rainforests!
Through this website you can explore the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest and learn about the Quichua people who call it home. Games and activities make it very interactive; you can even play an ecotourism simulation game where you plan and manage a locally owned project! Can you make your ecotourism development sustainable?
The IUCN red list of threatened species
The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has made this lovely easy to use and understandable website featuring all the animals and plants on their Red List of Threatened Species, many of which are found in the tropical rainforest.
It has a fantastic search option where you can type in the name of an animal or plant. If it is on the Red List (there are over 16,000 species) specific information appears about it, such as it’s geographic range including a map, population, it’s habitat and ecology, the major threats it faces and current conservation actions in place for it.
There is also an amazing photo section with incredible pictures of rare animals, and a news section highlighting current issues. Orang-utans, clouded leopards and Eastern Gorillas all have their own dedicated page!