Forest's Future


Kinabalu
Kinabalu Forest is located in Sabah, Malaysia. The average temperature of the region is 23~31 Celsius, 70~90% humidity, and 4000mm annual rainfall. The deforestation rate of the country is 9% since 2009, and the causes of the deforestation are the industrial harvesting, logging, and agricultural plantation.


Daintree
Daintree forest is located in Queensland, Australia. During the wet season, which is from April to December, there are frequent downpours, and some areas receive 6 meters annually. The average temperature of this region during the wet season is 27 to 33 Celcius, humidity of 80%. The causes of the deforestation in Daintree forest are logging, mining, tourism, and development by private enterprise.


Xishuangbanna
Xishuangbanna Forest is located in Yunnan, China. The region has the tropical climate, which is divided into wet season and dry season. The wet season is from May to October, and the dry season follows from late October. The cause of the deforestation in Xishuangbanna Forest is the rubber plantation.


Sundabarns
Sundabarns Forest is located in Bangladesh and India. The climate in Sundarbans is usually warm and humid, with 20 ~34 Celsius, more than 80% humidity. It gets cold at night because the Forest is located near the shore and the wind from the ocean. The deforestation rate of Bangladesh is 1.5% since 2009, and the causes of the deforestation are cattle ranching, logging, and palm oil plantation.


Tongass
Tongass Forest is located in Alaska, USA. The average temperature of the Forest is 50~60 Fahrenheit, and the average rainfall is 26~ 225. The Tongass Forest is the biggest forest in the USA, and a lot of logging happens in this forest, which causes the deforestation.


Valdilvian
Valdilvian Forest is located in Chile and Argentina. The climate of the region is mild, warm summers, and heavy precipitation. The causes of the deforestation in this region are intensive logging, replacement of native forest with non-native pine and eucalyptus plantations.


Congo
The Congo Rain Forest, also known as Congolese Rainforest is located in Central Africa, along with the Congo River. The average precipitation is 1470 a year, and it has the warm and humid climate, average 77 Fahrenheit. The deforestation rate of Congo is 2% since 2009, and the causes of the deforestation are logging, civil stifle, and agricultural. Climate: Average 1470 mm a year, warm and humid, 77 Fahrenheit. Deforestation Rate: 2% since 2009


Amazon
Amazon Forest is located in Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela, and Bolivia, along with the South Africa Amazon River. The climate of the Forest is a tropical climate, with the average temperature of 27 Celcius. The deforestation rate in Amazon Forest is a serious problem, given that it only covers about 6% of the Earth's surface, while it used to be 14%. It is vanishing at a rate of 200,000 square miles a year. The causes of the deforestation in the Forest are commercial logging, cattle grazing, farming, road building, hydroelectric dams, and mining operations.


Monteverade
Monteverde Forest is located in Puntarenas, Alajuela, and Costa Rica. The average temperature of the forest is 16 ~ 18 Celcius, and the annual rainfall is 118 inches. The average temperature of the forest is considered pretty high because the altitude of the forest is 1800 m. The deforestation rate in Costa Rica is 1.3% since 2009.


Sinharaja
Sinharaja Forest is located in Southern Province, Sri Lanka. It became the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The average temperature of the forest is 19 Celcius to 34 Celcius, and the annual rainfall of the site is 3614 mm to 5006 mm. The deforestation rate of the country is 1.4 % since 2009. The causes of the deforestation are plantations, and to provide fuels and timbers.


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