Understanding the Rainforests of the World - An Infographic

Rainforests represent Planet Earth at its natural finest, with unspoiled plant and animal life cohabiting in idyllic harmony. At least that’s the case in those rainforest regions which haven’t succumbed to deforestation from egregious corporations throwing money at logging contractors to provide them with timber for their corporate goals.

More than half of the planet’s animal and plant life resides within rainforests and thankfully many of these species continue to survive the doom of deforestation. The world’s largest rainforest is the one that envelops the Amazon River in South America. Transcending almost the entire width of the continent, it is a truly spellbinding part of the world where jaguars and cougars are among the creatures visible first-hand amid exotic trees such as Euterpe precatoria.

Almost every continent (with the notable exception of Europe) contains stunning rainforest regions that are worth exploring. Where else would you receive such unimpeded exposure to lifeforms that make a welcome change from the monotony of city centre skyscraper buildings?

Check out the infographic below from Jarrimber for a snapshot of the world’s most beautiful rainforests.

Written by Rob Nelson

Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is the co-creator and director of Untamed Science. His goal is to create videos and content that are entertaining, accurate, and educational. When he's not making science content, he races whitewater kayaks and works on Stone Age Man.

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