The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world covering much of South America. Regions encompassed by the Amazon include territories belonging to nine nations such as Brazil and Peru. The rainforest is so large in fact that it accounts for over half of the planets remaining rainforests. More than a third of all the world’s species live in the Amazon.
Valdivian Temperate Rainforest
The Valdivian temperate rainforest is located mainly in Chile and extends into a small part of Argentina. The forest itself is named after the city of Valdivia which is a city located in southern Chile. Temperatures in the summer can reach 16.5 degrees while during the winter they can fall to below 7 degrees Celsius.
The Congo rainforest in central Africa covers much of the eastern region of Congo and happens to be the second largest rainforest in the world. One of the world’s largest rivers also happens to lie in the rainforest; the Congo River. The rainforest itself makes up a large part of Africa’s biodiversity containing 600 tree species and over 10,000 animal species.
The Daintree rainforest is a tropical rainforest that can be found in the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia. Covering an area of around 2600 square kilometres, the forest is home to some of the earliest plants on Earth including the Psilotopsida making the Daintree rainforest one of the most important in the world. Much of the rainforest is a world heritage site which protects the forest from deforestation.
Have you ever been to any of these rainforests?