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.
The Borneo montane rainforests can be likened to montane islands in a sea of lowland dipterocarp forests. This isolation has produced a unique and diverse set of montane...
MadagascarLast Updated on 2013-06-16 at 13:24
Madagascar is a large island nation of twenty-two-and-a-half million people off the southeast coast of Africa (east of Mozambique) in the Indian Ocean.
It is notable for... More »
Windward Islands dry forestsLast Updated on 2013-06-08 at 23:36
The Windward Islands dry forests ecoregion is sparsely distributed among the Windward Island Group of the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles. It is commonly found as an... More »
Vogelkop-Aru lowland rainforestsLast Updated on 2013-06-05 at 04:46
The Vogelkop-Aru lowland rainforests are diverse in terms of both geography and biodiversity, and they constitute the majority of western Irian Jaya, the rest of the region... More »
Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rainforestsLast Updated on 2013-06-02 at 22:50
The Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rainforests has the highest bird species richness of all ecoregions that lie completely within the Indo-Pacific region. (The only ecoregions that... More »
Cardamom Mountains rainforestsLast Updated on 2013-06-02 at 19:14
The Cardamom Mountains rainforests ecoregion sits astride the Cardamom Mountains (locally known as Kravanh) and the Elephant Range (locally known as Dom rei) in southwestern... More »