The Sumatran rainforest is a deeply tragic story of deforestation. The sixth largest island in the world was once covered with thick jungle from coast to coast. Now, only pockets of rainforest remain, largely within the UNESCO protected Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra. Illegal logging and palm oil production is chiefly to blame. With almost 50% of Sumatra’s tropical rainforest lost in the last 35 years, the likelihood is that outside these protected areas all remaining rainforest in Sumatra will disappear within 20 years. Tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants are all severely at risk. The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra is spread across the national parks of Gunung Leuser, Kerinci Seblat and Bukit Barisan. Between them, they hold the island’s last hope for the long-term conservation of its varied plant life and myriad endangered species.
Khao Yai National Park is Thailand’s first and oldest national park. Established in 1962, it’s the third largest national park in the country and is just three short hours away from Bangkok. It covers 2,166 square kilometers of the Dong Phaya Yen Mountain Range. The best way to travel around the park is to bike or rent a motorcycle or a scooter. If you want to take a guided tour or participate in a wildlife viewing, Khao Yai National Park is the place for you! Some common wildlife species include elephants, otters, bears, gibbons (apes), and macaques. Wondering when is the ideal time for hiking? Thailand’s cold season is perfect for trekking through Khao Yai’s wonders and runs from November to February. Travel to Thailand for your ultimate wildlife spotting escape now!
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Valdivian Temperate Rainforest: This forest spreads over an area of about 248,100 km2, found in west coast of southern South America in Chile and Argentina. Angiosperm trees, bamboos, ferns, conifer trees, narrow coastal strips, ice sheets, glaciers, and a central valley highlight the forest. The temperature is usually humid due to heavy rains. It’s normally very foggy. The rainforest is named after Valdivia, in Southern Chile and named after the city’s founder Pedro de Valdivia. The forest is famous for the endemic plants and 150 foot tall trees in addition to rare species of animals. Some of the old tree species are alerce and olivilo.
The El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the national forest system. At nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse of the national forests hosting hundreds of animal and plant species, some of which are found only here. Planning a Visit to El Yunque National Forest? You can find information on the trails, recreation areas and services currently available. Trails to the ever popular La Mina waterfalls remain closed for repairs at this time. Here’s a map of areas currently open in the Forest. Read additional details at https://www.recordandoyunque.store/blogs/news. It was just a step in the 14 KM Tradewinds trail, but at some point in my explorations I look around for all the obvious and small things – and capture them with my camera. This – the ground below me was it – the simple leafs on it, a history of the fallen leaves of the forest, they document all the species above.