The largest forests are found in different parts of the world. When you think about the forest, you imagine a lot of trees, different animals and rivers. Exploring the forest is very exciting. Spending your time in forests brings you the thrill, exciting outdoor travel, and unforgettable adventures. The green beautiful scenery also helps to relieve stress. Many explorers go on vacation to explore forests seeking an exciting adventure. We have listed the top ten largest rainforests in the world. Please read to the end.
10. Westland Temperate Rainforests:
The Westland temperate forests are situated along the central west coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is the tenth-largest forest in the world. The forest covers an area of Eleven thousand eight hundred eighty square kilometers (11,880 sq km). It is known as Te Waipounamou in Māori language and is nicknamed locally as the ‘wet coat’. There are many species of plants, small animals and 28 species of threatened birds live in this forest.
9. Bosawás Biosphere Reserve:
Bosawás Biosphere Reserve is a tropical forest located in Nicaragua. It covers an area of 20,000 square kilometers (20,000 sq km) and comprises 15% of Nicaragua’s total land area making it the second-largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere and It is the ninth-largest forest in the world. This forest was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. It is home to various vascular plants, 100,000 to 200,000 insect species, more than 700 bird species.
8. Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra:
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra is located in Indonesia consist of Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park, and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. It is twenty-five thousand square kilometers (25,000 sq km) large and It is the eighth largest forest in the world. This Rainforest is home to 10,000 plant species, 200 mammal species, and over 500 species of the bird. It was listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
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7. Pacific Temperate Rainforest (Tongas National Forest Park):
Tongas National Forest Park located in the United States Southeastern Region of Alaska. It is the seventh-largest forest in the world. It is sixty thousand three hundred and forty-six square kilometers (60,346 sq km) large. The Tongas National Forest consists of various mountain peaks, islands, 19 nature reserves, the Admiralty Islands National Memorial Park, and the Misty Fjord National Scenic Area. It is home to various rare and endangered species and is one of the places in the world where you can find different migratory birds.
6. The Heart of Borneo:
The Heart of Borneo (HoB) Initiative is a trans-boundary effort between Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia to protect a Two hundred twenty thousand square kilometers ( 220,000 sq km) forested region on Borneo island. It is the sixth-largest forest in the world. It is Asia’s last great rainforest and said to be more than 140 million years old, making it one of the oldest rainforest in the world. Many species of birds, reptiles, amphibious animals inhabit the forest. More than 10,000 species of trees can be found here.
5. Eastern Australian Temperate Forests:
This ecoregion covers an area between central coastal New South Wales up into southeast Queensland. It is the fifth-largest forest in the world. It is two hundred and twenty-two thousand one hundred square kilometers (222,100 sq km) large. It is home to rare and threatened plants and animal species. 1,200 species of vascular plants can be found here.
4. Valdivian Temperate Rainforest:
Valdivian Temperate Rainforest lies in a region that is between Chile and Argentina and spread across two hundred and forty-eight thousand one hundred square kilometers (248,100 sq km). It is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and the fourth largest rainforest in the world. This forest is characterized by evergreen Angiosperm trees, bamboos, conifer trees, narrow coastal strips, ice sheets, glaciers, and a central valley.
3. Papua New Guinea Rainforest:
The rainforests of Papua New Guinea cover around 65% of the land area of the second largest island, the largest rainforest in the Asia-Pacific region and third largest rainforest in the world. It covers Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. It is two hundred and eighty-eight thousand square kilometers (288,000 km2) large. This forest is home to some of the world’s most unique plants and animals with over 11,000 different plant species, 1200 tree species, and thousands of different animal species found in the forest.
2. Congolese Rainforest:
Congo Rainforest is situated in central Africa and it is the second-largest rainforest in the world. It covers an area of more than 3 million square kilometers. The world’s second-largest river congo river flow in the forest. This forest covers six countries Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea. Congo Rainforest is home to over 10,000 animal species and 6000 tree species. You can see gorillas, elephants and buffaloes and many other animals here.
1. Amazon Rainforest:
The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest rainforest and extends over nine countries Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana. It covers 40% of South America and about 70% of the total forest area is located between Brazil and Peru. The Amazon rainforest is rich in biodiversity. A large number of rare and beautiful plants, animals, birds, and fish live in the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest is known as the “Lung of the Earth” and the “Green Heart.” It produces 16% to 20% of the oxygen in the world.