rainforests


rainforests
n. thick jungle area located where there is a heavy amount of rainfall

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia — Infobox World Heritage Site WHS = Gondwana Rainforests of Australia State Party = AUS Type = Natural Criteria = viii, ix, x ID = 368 Region = Asia Pacific Year = 1986 Session = 10th Extension = 1994 Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/368The… …   Wikipedia

  • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia — plural noun a number of rainforest areas on the eastern coast of Australia, from the Central Coast of NSW to southern Qld, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1986; comprises many national parks, including: Barrington Tops, Dorrigo, Lamington …   Australian English dictionary

  • Malabar rainforests — The term Malabar rainforests refers to one or more distinct ecoregions recognized by biogeographers: the Malabar Coast moist forests formerly occupied the coastal zone to the 250 metre elevation (but 95% of these forests no longer exist) the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Prince’s Rainforests Project — The Prince s Rainforests Project ist ein im Oktober 2007 gestartetes karitatives Projekt unter der Schirmherrschaft von Prince Charles. Das Projekt will die globale Bedeutsamkeit des Regenwaldes, den Einfluss seiner Zerstörung auf die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rainforest — Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 1750–2000 mm (68 78 inches).Rainforests are home to two thirds of all the living animal and plant species on Earth. It has… …   Wikipedia

  • tropical rainforest — Introduction also spelled  tropical rain forest        luxuriant forest, generally composed of broad leaved trees and found in wet tropical uplands and lowlands around the Equator.  Rainforests are vegetation types dominated by broad leaved trees …   Universalium

  • Deforestation — For other uses, see Deforestation (disambiguation). Jungle burned for agriculture in southern Mexico …   Wikipedia

  • Tropical rainforest — Tropical rainforests are generally found near the equator. They are common in Asia,Australia, Africa, South America, Central America, and on many of the Pacific Islands. Within the World Wildlife Fund s biome classification, tropical rainforests… …   Wikipedia

  • Temperate rainforest — Temperate rainforests are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the temperate zone and receive high rainfall. Most of these occur in Oceanic Moist Climates in Western North America (Southeastern Alaska to Central California), Western… …   Wikipedia


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