You can enter the richest habitat on earth by stepping into a rain forest. There are several amazing rain forests around the world and the following are the top 10 most popular rain forests where you can see the interdependency of plant and animal life.
1. Daintree, Australia
Daintree is known as the rainforest that meets the reef. This place is situated in Northern Queensland and has the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. You can find several varieties of butterfly, bat, frog and other reptile species in this place. These forests date back to 135 million years and the scenic beauty of this place has to be seen to be believed.
2. Equador’s cloud forests
The cloud forests of Equador can transport you to another place. You can see the cloud forests extending on both parts of the Andes and it is noted for its bio diversity especially comprising birds of rare species. The mist and the lush green forests have a beautiful collection of orchids and other flower varieties and birds.
3. The Amazon Rainforests
These forests spread to nine countries but most of it lies in Brazil. Being the biggest rain forest in the world the Amazon rain forest has the richest bio diversity found anywhere. You can find a rich collection of beautiful plants, animals, and bird and fish varieties here. Reptile and mamal species can also be found in this exotic forest area.
4. Alaska’ rainforests
The Alaskan rainforests are the largest temperate rainforests and you can take a trip to places such as Chilkoot inlet, where lush growth is seen amidst the majestic mountains. You can also see the biggest variety of Bald eagles in this place.
5. Sapo national Park, Liberia
If you wish to see virgin rain forest at its best then Sapo is the place to go. The temperature and humidity makes it quite difficult to reach this part of the earth. Flesh eating organisms can be found in the forest area and malaria is also a risk factor in this place. However, Sapo is truly beautiful. You can see rain forests in every part of this region without the rubber trees that mostly grow in rural parts of Liberia.
6. The Mount Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia
These forests are home to some of the rarest species of birds and flowers, you can see varieties of orchids, pitcher plants, biggest flower namely rafflesias etc here. You can also see sky touching tress with rare animal and plant life in this rain forest belt. The noted of these include Kinabalu red leech, several carnivorous plants and the Giant Earthworm.
7. The Monteverde Forest, Costa Rica
The Monteverde rainforest is another notable rainforest which is also called a cloud forest because of the mist that leaves dew on plants and leaves. There are more than hundreds species if insects, birds and plants here. This place is home to the shiny Quetzal, Jaguars, Tapirs, snakes, Macaws, butterflies etc.
8. Montecristo Cloud Forest, El Salvador
Great biodiversity of the region includes beautiful ferns, orchids, laurels, spider monkeys, pumas, toucans which are all found in abundance in this region.
9. Sinharaja Forest, Srilanka
To the south of the central mountains of Sinharaja, lie the well known lowland wet forests of the same name. Though it is infested with leeches every wildlife and plant lover will like to visit the place.
10. Emas national park and Chapada Dos Veadeiros, Brazil
‘These two sites in Peru are known for their rich vegetation and wild life. It helps in maintaining the Cerrado region’s bio diversity because it is home to several species of plant and animal life.