World’s Most Well-Preserved Forests

The world is currently experiencing global warming and will continue to do so. One of the foremost reasons

why we’re experiencing this phenomenon is because most forests on the planet’s face have been denuded.

Only a few forests remain, let’s explore the world and discover its best preserved forests.

1. Sundarbans Forest: Bangladesh


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The Sundarbansdelta, at the mouth of the Ganges River, is the largest mangrove forest in the world, spreading

across parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal. Sundarban literally means “beautiful jungle” or “beautiful forest”

in the Bengali language. The name Sundarbans may also have been derived from the Sundari trees that are

found in Sundarbans in large numbers.

2. The Jungle of the Ice Lord: Thailand


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Dong Phayayen – Khao Yai Forest Complex is a rugged 230km mountainous area. It is home to 800 species

of fauna and 112 mammal species, and is seen as vital to saving some endangered species. The name which

literally means “Jungle of the Ice Lord” is a mountain range in central Thailand.

3. Redwood Forest: USA


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Looking for giant trees? Well, Redwood National and State Parks is the right place to visit. This is located in

the United States, along the coast of northern California. The parks consist of a combined area of 131,983

acres (534.12 km2) located entirely within Del Norte and Humboldt Counties and they protect 45% of all

remaining Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) old-growth forests, totaling at least 38,982 acres

(157.75 km2). These trees are the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth. In addition to

the redwood forests, the parks preserve other indigenous flora, fauna, grassland prairie, cultural resources,

portions of rivers and other streams, and 37 miles (60 km) of pristine coastline.

4. Platano Forest:  Honduras


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A tropical rainforest that is full of diverse wildlife and plant life, in which at least 2000 indigenous people

continue traditional ways of life, is the Platano Forest. The area is located on the Río Plátano on the

Caribbean coast of Honduras. Its environmental and cultural value is threatened by agriculture, colonization,

and poor resource management.

5. Rock Forest of Huayllay: Peru


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Not only plants and trees, not only wildlife but also magnificent rock formations can be found in the Huayllay

National Sanctuary, a park in Peru located in the Meseta of Bombon, Huayhuash Cordillera in the Pasco region.

The sanctuary is notable for the large panoramic rock formations of the Rock Forest of Huayllay, and its native

plants and animals.

6. Amazon Forest: South America


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The largest forest in the world is the Amazon Rainforest or the Amazon Jungle which encompasses seven

million square kilometers or equivalent to 1.7 billion acres. This region includes territory belonging to nine

nations: Brazil (with 60 percent of the rainforest), Peru (with 13 percent of the rainforest, second after Brazil),

Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Amazon represents over

half of the planet’s remaining rainforest and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical

rainforest in the world.

7. Bialowieza Forest: Belarus/Poland


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Bia?owie?a Forest is located in Belarus and Poland. It is an ancient woodland straddling the border between

Belarus and Poland, located 70 km (43 mi) north of Brest. It is one of the last and largest remaining parts of

the immense primeval forest which once spread across the European Plain.

8. Black Forest: Germany


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The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Wurttemberg, southwestern Germany. It is bordered

by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters

(4,898 ft). The region is almost rectangular with a length of 200 km (120 mi) and breadth of 60 km (37 mi).

Hence it has an area of approximately 12,000 km² (4,600 sq mi).

9. Congo Basin Forest: Cameroon/Central African Republic/Congo/Democratic Republic of Equatorial Guinea/Gabon

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The Congo Basin forest is a forest with an area of 700,000 square miles and is regarded as the world’s

second largest tropical forest. It is situated in six countries, and containing a 25% of the world’s remaining

tropical forest. This vast area hosts a wealth of biodiversity, including over 10,000 species of plants, 1,000

species of birds, and 400 species of mammals. It is also home to more than 24 million people, most of who

depend on the forest for their livelihoods.

10. Bwindi Rain Forest: Uganda


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A forest that is best known as the home of 50% of the world’s population of gorillas is the Bwindi National Park.

It covers 331 sq km of tropical forest in southwestern Uganda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of

Congo. The park also boasts chimpanzees and several other species of primates.

The world has only few remaining forests, so let’s all help in conserving and protecting them. Plant a tree today.

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