10 Biggest Rainforests in the World


5. SOUTHEAST ASIAN RAINFOREST

Southeast Asian - Ten Biggest Rainforests in the World
Unfortunately these forests are not as dense as they used to be at one time. A lot of deforestation has led this forest and most of its area without plantation which happens to be a major concern for the conservation groups. The forest is home to many rare birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. The deforestation has in turn put those species in danger as well. These forests were thought to be the most bio diverse regions in the world; sadly, the case is no longer the same. At one point there were 200 different species of trees in a hectare.

 

4. DAINTREE RAINFOREST

Daintree - Ten Biggest Rainforests in the World
This is a tropical rainforest and can be found at the north east coast of Queensland, Australia. It covers an area of around 2,600 square kilometers. The rainforest is named after Richard Daintree. The area between Mossman Gorge and Bloomfield River is entirely the forest. The area also has a Daintree National Park and some lands that are privately owned. The forest is home to some of the earliest plants on Earth such as Psilotopsida and the Lycopsida and therefore is one of the most important forests in the world.

 

3. VALDIVIAN TEMPERATE RAINFOREST

Valdivian - Ten Biggest Rainforests in the World
This particular forest is spread over an area of about 248,100 square kilometers and can be found in Chile and Argentina. Angiosperm trees, bamboos, conifer trees, narrow coastal strips, ice sheets, glaciers and a central valley highlight the forest. The temperature is usually humid due to heavy rains. It’s normally very foggy here, which I love; I love fog. The ecosystem in this particular forest is maintained by various conservation groups. They are trying to at least, which in my opinion is a smart move.

 

2. THE CONGO RAINFOREST

Congo - Ten Biggest Rainforests in the World
This forest can be found in the Central Africa and it happens to be the second largest rainforest in the entire world. It also has one of the longest rivers running from within it. The rainforest covers a bigger part of Northern Congo. A lot of hunting has put many different species of animals in danger however, the jungle itself is very much safe. Have you ever heard of the pygmy chimpanzee? Yeah, well it lives only in the Congo rainforest. There are many other precious species living in the cover of this forest.

 

1. AMAZON

Amazon - Ten Biggest Rainforests in the World
It is also known as Amazonia or Amazon Jungle. It is the largest jungle in the world and covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. It is spread over an area of 1.7 billion acres. The forest runs through Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Majority of the forest is contained in Brazil which is around 60 percent. I visited this particular forest when I was two years old. Of course I do not remember that; the information comes to me from my mother. It is a beautiful canvas set in green.

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