The World's Largest Forests and How They're Rapidly Vanishing!

World Forest | 6th June 2021 | Virtual Wire

The rapid depletion of the world's forest cover is one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. The natural forest cover is seriously threatened by deforestation due to various human activities around the world. While the conversation on forest conservation has grown seriously in recent years, we still have a long way to go. There is a need to strengthen dialogues with efforts to protect the green cover.

Amazon (Brazil)

The total area of ​​the Amazon is 5.5 million square kilometers. It is the largest tropical forest cover in the world. It consists of nine countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Amazon is home to diverse flora and fauna, including over 40,000 plant species, 1,300 bird species, 430 mammals, and 2.5 million insects.

However, in recent years, the world's largest rainforest cover has undergone massive deforestation, making way for large agricultural land, livestock farming, and mining. In 2019, the Amazon forest was hit by thousands of fires, which damaged the green cover of the forest area. It was believed that the fire was caused by the burning of trees to make room.

Daintree (Australia)

Part of the largest contiguous area of tropical rainforest, Daintree Forest covers a total area of 1200 square kilometers in Australia. It stretches from the Daintree River to the edge of the Queensland coastline.

Sundarbans (India)

Sundarbans forest is the largest mangrove forest on the planet right now. Home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, it spreads over an area of 3,860 square miles across India and Bangladesh. However, the Sundarbans have been under threat because of the rising sea level. The deforestation activities in the region in search for land has also created a conflicting situation between animal and humans living in the region. The forest was severely affected by the cyclone Amphan that hit India’s eastern coast in the year 2020. Amphan destroyed bulks of river embankments and flooding houses of Sundarbans.

Xishuangbanna (China)

With eight different biological areas, Xishuangbanna is one of the most diverse forests on Earth. It spreads over an area of 927 square miles in China’s Yunnan province and is home to over 3500 flora species.

Tongass (USA)

With a total area spreading over 26,256 square miles, Tongass is the largest forest cover in the US. Many types of avian, terrestrial and aquatic call Tongass their home.

Human Greed destroying Animals and our planet and we need to stop this, We are looking forward to settling on Marse but not trying to protect our Mother Earth.

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