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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.