Known as the rainforest at the end of the world, the world’s southernmost jungle of this kind, Selva Valdiviana (Valdivian Temperate Forest) is located on the west coast of southern South America. The forest covers a narrow strip of continental land between the western slopes of the Andes mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. It is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and is characterised by dense collections of ferns, bamboos and evergreen angiosperm trees that dominate the landscape. Threats to the Valdivian include extensive logging and the replacement of the indigenous trees by faster-growing pines and eucalyptus, which are more desirable in the pulp and paper industries.
Amazon (my personal favorite) covers most of northwestern Brazil and branches into Colombia, Peru, and other South American countries and is the largest tropical rainforest in the world! If you travel to the Amazon, you’ll find that is an incredibly unique place. It’s comprised of a mosaic of ecosystems: seasonal forests, flooded forests, savannas, and deciduous forests. The Amazon also contains millions of wildlife species, most of them still undiscovered! The diversity of the region is completely staggering with nearly 40,000 plant species and 3,000 freshwater fish species! Travel to the beautiful Brazil in the bounds of South America to see this natural, world wonder for yourself!
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Daintree Rainforest: This tropical rainforest is found at the north east coast of Queensland in Australia, named after Richard Daintree. It covers around 2,600 km2. The area between Bloomfield River and Mossman Gorge is entirely covered by the forest and also has the Daintree National Park. Its main river is Daintree River. The forest is home to some of the earliest plants on Earth, such as the Lycopsida and Psilotopsida. It contains the highest number of animals and plant species that are very rare to find. Southeast Asian Rainforest: The forest is found in Asia covering Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, and the Malay Peninsula. It once covered even a greater area in Asia but deforestation destroyed most regions of the rainforest. The forest is home to many rare birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. At one point there were 200 different species of trees in a hectare but the deforestation has put those species in danger. One interesting feature of the rainforest is the dominance of one family of trees, with numerous species of animals, such as Bengal Tiger, Dawn bat, king cobra, and proboscis monkey among others.
While it may seem odd, the US Forest Service gets this question often, and the answer is technically no, but they explain what happens to make it seem as if it is raining coquí. They explain this on their website: “This interesting forest legend involving Puerto Rico’s indigenous coquí frog (Eleutherodactylus coquí) is actually based on scientific fact. During those times of the year when the humidity is high, the tiny coquí frogs will climb to the forest canopy, sometimes as high as 100 feet (30 meters). Predators such as the tarantula, anticipating this behavior, lay in wait for the frogs. Many frogs are caught by the predators during their ascent. Instead of returning to the ground by the same dangerous path, the surviving frogs prefer to launch themselves into the air, thus bypassing their predators on the way down. The tiny frogs are almost weightless so that they float to the forest floor unharmed. If you are lucky enough to be sitting under a tree when this is happening, you will indeed be rained upon by tiny frogs!” See more information at https://www.recordandoyunque.store/blogs/news. I am now working on Microsoft in MOPR Humacao – near Naguabo. There is an entrance to EYNF via PR 191 – the other side that was split via a huge landslide in the 70’s. Thus I now go a lot to Rio Sabana park and explore that way.