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The Tropical Rain Forest Can be Found In Three Major Parts On The Earth

  • Central America in the the Amazon river basin.
  • Africa - Zaire basin, with a small area in West Africa; also Eastern Madagascar.
  • Indo-Malaysia - west coast of India, Assam, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Queensland, Australia.



Where The Tropical Rainforests are located around the world


external image rainforest_location_map001.gifTropical Rain Forest Climate

The Tropical Rain forests have a moist climate and is very humid due to all the rain fall which amounts to 250 cm per year of rain. The Rainforest is like that because of the its hot and wet and usually has one or more scources of large amounts of water. The Tropical Rain forest is very moist through all the seasons and has an average temperature of 18 degrees celcius. There are two seasons in The tropical rainforest, the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season last for over 3/4 of the year. While the Dry season last about 1/4 of the year. During the dry season temperatures are usually around 20-25 degrees celcius. In the rainy season temperatures are around 18-20 degrees celcius.



Tropical Rain Forest In Central America

Rainforests of Central America
Rainforests of Central America

This region was once covered with rainforest,
but large areas have been cleared for farming,and ranching.
like other major rainforest the jungles mangrove, swamps
contain many plants and animals that can be found no were else.







The Tropical Rain Forest In The Amazon


The Amazon Jungle
The Amazon Jungle

The Amazon jungle is the worlds largest tropical rain forest.
The forest covers the baisn of the amazon
river, the worlds 2nd largest river.The Amazon is home to the greatest variety of plants and animals on the earth
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Tropical Rainforest in Central Africa
Cloud Rainforest in Africa
Cloud Rainforest in Africa

Central Africa holds the world's second largest rainforest.
To the south east, the large island of Madagascar was once
intensively forested, but now much of it is gone.
The Rainforest in Madagascar is home to many speices
of animal that do not live any where else in the World.










Tropical Rainforest in Asia

A mangrove forest in Southern Asia
A mangrove forest in Southern Asia
The rainforests of Asia stretch from India and Burma in the west to Malaysia and the islands of Java and Borneo in the east. Bangladesh has the largest area of mangrove forests in the world.
In Southeast Asia the climate is hot and humid all year round. In the mainland Asia
it has a subtropical climate with monsoon rains followed by a drier period.









The Tropical Rain Forest In Australia
Undergrowth Rainforest in Australia
Undergrowth Rainforest in Australia

Millions of years ago, Australia, New Zealand
and the island of New Guinea was once part of a greatly forested southern continent, isolated from the rest of the world. Today these countries contain many different species of animal that occure nowhere else.
Undergrowth in Australia's tropical forests is dense and lush. The forests lie in the path of wet winds blowing in from the Pacific.








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Rain forest in dry season
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Rain forest in wet season


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