Forests are one of the most important biomes on earth. They provide a wide range of “ecosystem services,” from watershed protection and carbon absorption to renewable energy and timber production.
Important reservoirs of plant and animal biodiversity in locations ranging from China to Latin America and many places in between, forests provide key components of the environmental, social and economic well-being of societies around the world.
USDA Forest Service launches expanded
Fall Colors 2011 website
Hotline provides information for peak viewing and trip planning
Fall Colors 2011 is underway with the U.S....
Ecoregions of PanamaLast Updated on 2013-05-20 at 02:30
The Ecoregions of Panama are shaped by the jagged elongated geometry of the country, its varied terrain within Mesoamerica and its tropical climate. This key land bridge... More »
Panamanian dry forestsLast Updated on 2013-05-15 at 18:21
The Panamanian dry forests ecoregion occupies approximately 2,000 square miles of coastal and near-coastal areas on the Pacific side of Panama, around portions of the Bay of... More »
Sulu SeaLast Updated on 2013-05-13 at 23:04
The Sulu Sea is a tropical seawater body in the Malayan Archipelago of Southeast Asia.
It is partitioned from the South China Sea in the northwest by the Phillipines island... More »
Yucatán dry forestsLast Updated on 2013-05-05 at 15:17
Located on the northwest section of the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, the Yucatán dry forests ecoregion is generally flat with vegetation consisting of thorn scrub... More »
Madagascar dry deciduous forestsLast Updated on 2013-05-05 at 14:59
The Madagascar dry deciduous forests of western Madagascar are some of the world’s richest and most distinctive tropical dry forests. They are characterized by very high... More »