Amazon Rainforest, South America
The Amazon Rainforest stretches across Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, so this is a forest that belongs to nearly half of an entire continent.
From the bamboo groves of Japan to the tangled tropical wilds of the Amazon, just the sight of these forests will help you breathe a little deeper.
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- Hallerbos Forest, Halle, Belgium.
Forest Types: Top 6 Types of Forest (With Diagram)
- Forest Type # 1. Equatorial Moist Evergreen or Rainforest:
- Forest Type # 2. Tropical Deciduous Forest:
- Forest Type # 3. Mediterranean Forests:
- Forest Type # 4. Temperate Broad-leaved Deciduous and Mixed Forest:
- Forest Type # 5. ...
- Forest Type # 6.
There are three general types of forest that exist: temperate, tropical, and boreal. Experts estimate that these forests cover approximately one-third of Earth's surface. Temperate forests are found across eastern North America and Eurasia.
The world has 4.06 billion remaining hectares of forests, according to the recently released key findings of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020. Of this area, only about 1.11 billion hectares are primary forests, or native forests that remain largely undisturbed by humans.
The undisputed number 1 is probably the most famous forest on earth, the South American Amazon. The forest of all forests, with its fabulous 5,500,000 km2 , not only has the largest area, but is also home to one in ten species existing on earth.
Black Forest, German Schwarzwald, mountain region, Baden-Württemberg Land (state), southwestern Germany, source of the Danube and Neckar rivers.
The boreal forest is the largest forest in the world, wrapping right around Earth's entire northern hemisphere like a giant green headband. It acts as the lungs of the planet, producing much of the air we breathe and influencing the world's climate.
Olympic National Forest, Washington
Surrounding Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest receives about 220 inches (more than 18 feet!) of precipitation every year.
The Amazon is a vast biome that spans eight rapidly developing countries—Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname—and French Guiana, an overseas territory of France.
Scientists have discovered the world's oldest forest in an abandoned quarry near Cairo, New York. The 385-million-year-old rocks contain the fossilized woody roots of dozens of ancient trees. The find marks a turning point in Earth's history.
Second largest in our list of largest forests in the world, Congo Rainforest, Africa is located across the boundaries of six countries, i.e. namely Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
The Amazon is the world's largest rainforest. It's home to more than 30 million people and one in ten known species on Earth. See some of this region's splendor in our new video.
The Amazon is also famous for the rainforest found along its shores. The Amazon Rainforest represents about half of Earth's remaining rainforest and is the world's largest biological reservoir, home to more than a million species.
Kakamega Forest, Kenya, Africa
The smallest forest on the list, Kakamega forest is just under 90 square miles. Although it is small now, it was once the largest old-growth forest in the world.
Forest: An area with high density of trees is called a forest. A forest is a system which is composed of plants, animals and microorganisms. Forest as Habitat: Forest is the habitat for a variety of living beings. Many plants, animals and microbes live in the forest.
How many trees were there 100 years ago? About 70 million trees. The early 1920's defined an exponential growth in the timber industry due to the developments that were happening in the construction and recreation industry. This made it one of the key drivers for deforestation in the US.
Wildfire, also called forest, bush or vegetation fire, can be described as any uncontrolled and non-prescribed combustion or burning of plants in a natural setting such as a forest, grassland, brush land or tundra, which consumes the natural fuels and spreads based on environmental conditions (e.g., wind, topography).