The Amazon rainforest scarcely needs an introduction. It is the world’s largest rainforest and spans nine countries in total, covering 40% of South America. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and is home to an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species. In fact, the Amazon is home to a tenth of all known species on Earth. However, this vast wilderness is under relentless threat from large-scale farming and ranching, development, logging, mining and climate change. With the majority (60%) of the Amazon within Brazil, the country shoulders huge responsibility. Between 2000 and 2012, the rate of deforestation in Brazil slowed by 75%. However, data from 2017-2018 suggest there has been a 13.7% increase on the previous year with the biggest area of forest cleared since 2008. The fear is that this could continue if the policies of new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, see fruition.
The North Western Ghats Rainforest of India runs parallel to the Arabian Sea and represents another one of the top-ten biodiversity hot-spots. It’s also a World Heritage Site! With national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and forest reserves, this tropical land has thousands of animal species. The Western Ghats, themselves, belong to a mountain chain that’s older than the Himalayan mountains! The site’s high montane forest ecosystems actually signify some of the best examples of the Indian monsoon system on Earth. India’s North Western Ghats is just as important as other tropical forests, as they track weather patterns across lands. If you’re looking to see an extraordinary landscape with endless adventure possibilities, travel to India to view one of the world’s tropical creations!
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Valdivian Temperate Rainforest: This forest spreads over an area of about 248,100 km2, found in west coast of southern South America in Chile and Argentina. Angiosperm trees, bamboos, ferns, 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. The rainforest is named after Valdivia, in Southern Chile and named after the city’s founder Pedro de Valdivia. The forest is famous for the endemic plants and 150 foot tall trees in addition to rare species of animals. Some of the old tree species are alerce and olivilo.
Perhaps the most stunning bird of El Yunque is the Puerto Rican parrot, but it is also one of the saddest stories. At the time of the first Spanish colony in the early 1600s, there were believed to be a million parrots on the island, but over the years, as human population increased and deforestation occurred, the numbers dropped drastically until in 1973 there were only 13 iguacas, the Taino word for the parrot. The Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program was making great strides to renew the population and at last count, before Hurricanes Irma and Maria, there were almost 60 parrots in the wild. Read extra information on https://www.recordandoyunque.store/blogs/news. It was just a step in the 14 KM Tradewinds trail, but at some point in my explorations I look around for all the obvious and small things – and capture them with my camera. This – the ground below me was it – the simple leafs on it, a history of the fallen leaves of the forest, they document all the species above.