The tropical rainforest is a hot, moist biome found near Earth's equator. The world's largest tropical rainforests are in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Tropical rainforests receive from 60 to 160 inches of precipitation that is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The combination of constant warmth and abundant moisture makes the tropical rainforest a suitable.
A tropical rainforest ecosystem is becoming the most endangered type of ecosystem in the world. It can be found in places close to the equator in the countries of Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Central America and on many of the Pacific Islands. The ecosystem is also called a tropical wet forest or a tropical moist broadleaf forest. They have also been classified as lowland equatorial.
The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. The basin -- roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States -- covers some 40 percent of the South American continent and includes parts of eight South American countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname, as well as French Guiana, a department of France.The Congo rainforest is the world’s second largest rainforest, behind the Amazon, covering a vast area across Central Africa through Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Central African.Whether tropical or temperate, canopy trees can extend 40 feet, with branches growing only near the tree tops in order to receive as much sunlight as possible. Because of the thick canopy layer, the understory is relatively dim and dark. The air is still, and only a stronger gust of wind ripples through. And if you stood among understory trees during a rainstorm, it would take some time before.
Tropical monsoon forests have a climate similar to tropical rainforests, except for rainfall patterns. Monsoon climates are located along coastal areas, which have different air circulation patterns than those seen in a typical tropical rainforest. Temperatures are comparable between the two, and warm air dominates year-round. The amount of average annual precipitation is also similar between.Read More
The largest rainforest in the world is the Amazon rainforest. WHERE ARE RAINFORESTS LOCATED? Rainforests are found in the tropics, the region between the Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer. In this region the sun is very strong and shines about the same amount of time every day all year long making the climate warm and stable. 1. Brazil 2.Read More
The largest of the rainforest animals live on the forest floor, including elephants, jaguars, tigers, and tapirs. Rainforests also have some of the largest rivers in the world due to the significant amount of rainfall received annually. Some of these rivers include the Amazon, Orinoco, Congo, and Mekong. Other smaller streams, creeks, and tributaries are linked to these huge rivers that.Read More
Tropical, such as the Amazon Rainforest, is a forest of tall broadleaf evergreen trees that usually will provide a large canopy, where below will be found large wide open sections with enormous amount of plant and animal life. Tropical rainforest are usually found from 22.5 degrees north of the equator to 22.5 degrees south of the equator.Read More
The Congo rainforest is the world’s second largest rainforest, behind the Amazon, covering a vast area across Central Africa through Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo and accounting for 18% of the world’s remaining rainforests.Read More
The largest temperate rainforests are found on the Pacific coast of North America. They stretch from Oregon to Alaska for 1,200 miles. Smaller temperate rainforests can be found on the southeast coast of Chile in South America. There are a few other coastal strips with temperate rainforests, including small areas in the United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, New Zealand, and southern Australia.Read More
Tropical forests can still act as effective carbon sponges in a warmer world, research across three continents has found, but only if nations act quickly to cut greenhouse gas emissions.Read More
To celebrate and raise awareness of the International Day of Forests, our friends at Cool Earth have put together 61 facts you may or may not know about the rainforest. The People. 1.6 billion people depend on rainforests for their livelihoods; 350 million people live in rainforest communities.Read More
The world’s largest remaining tropical rainforest is the Amazon which covers countries such as Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and Uruaguay but the majority, 60% of the Amazon, lies in Brazil. The second largest is in central Africa in the Congo Basin where two-thirds are found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Why are Rainforests Important? There are many reasons why rainforests are important.Read More
Amazon Rainforest insects are exceptionally diverse and insects are often regarded as the most successful animals to have lived on Earth. There are more different insects than in any other class of animals. It is not surprising that the Amazon Rainforest, a place containing more diversity than anywhere else, contains a fantastic assemblage of colorful, strange and interesting insects. Capable.Read More