Top 10 Largest Forests in the World
Forests are an important part of the world as they perform the function that lungs perform in a human being. Unfortunately, the corporate world is too busy most of the times cutting them down without any regard for the fact that how important they are for the generations to come.
There are still some massive forests that are thankfully present and need to be preserved. We must also make sure that we re-cultivate forests that are depleting fast to make sure that we have enough of them to make the increasingly polluted environment better.
Pacific Temperature Rain Forest
It is delineated by WWF and is present in North America. The forest receives about 120 inches of rain each year.
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Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Located in Sri Lanka, it was declared the World Bio Sphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It serves as the national park of Sri Lanka.
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Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
Located in Costa Rica, it is one of the first community managed reserves in the country. It is located at a height of 1500 meters.
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Kinabalu National Park
Located in Malay, it was the first Malaysian national park that was added to the world heritage. It homes over 4500 species of flora and fauna.
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Tongass National Forest
Located in the American state of Alaska, this forest is spread over 17 million acres of land. It homes many endangered species of flora and fauna.
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South East Asian Rain Forest
The forests have gotten less dense but they still are one of the largest plantations found on earth.
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The forest covers an area of 2600 square kilometres and is located in Queensland, Australia. It has been home to some of the earlier plants that were found on earth.
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Valdivian Temperate Rain Forest
Located in Chile and Argentina, the forest is spread over a whooping 248,100 square kilometres. The forest is generally foggy.
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The Congo Rain Forest
The world’s second longest rain forest also happens to be running with the world’s longest river through it. It is located in Central Africa.
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No, we are not talking about the auction site. The massive Amazon is spread over 1.7 billion acres. 60% of the forest is in Brazil though it also runs through a number of other countries as well.
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