Forests are very important parts of Mother Nature that need to be taken cared of. These are precious treasures to the world that are entrusted to the people. Even so, the people whom suppose to be their caretakers seem to be the ones who are destroying them. Brutal activities are continually done on them like illegal logging. In relation to this, here are the 10 world’s most endangered forests that you should know:
10. Coastal Forest in Eastern Africa
It is so sad to see that the Coastal Forests in Eastern Africa is slowly fragmenting nowadays, not to mention the fact these forests are just small ones. However, the remaining parts of these forests are abundant subtropical and tropical broadleaf inhabited by 3 endangered species of monkey namely the Zanzibar Red Colobus, the Tana River Mangabey, and the Tana River Red Colobus.
9. Eastern Afromontane in Africa
The Eastern Afromontane forest is nestled on the edge region of the eastern part of Africa. It is quite a huge forest since it occupies some portions of Saudi Arabia in the north part and Zimbabwe on the south part. What’s interesting about Eastern Afromontane is the fact that it is home for several rare plant species such as Hagenia, Juniperus, and Podocarpus.
8. Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Forests
Subtropical and tropical moist broadleaf forests are composed in the Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands. Even though it is very near to the abundant forests in Africa, such forest has some species of plants and animals that are not present in various other African forests. It is home for endangered species of primates, which are the lemurs.
7. Atlantic Forest in South America
Atlantic Forest is such a huge gift from Mother Nature, but it is so sad to note that it is slowly being deteriorated due to destructive activities of many people. This particular endangered forest has very wide premises that extend to the Atlantic coasts of Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, some parts in Fernando de Noronha, and in Brazil.
6. California Floristic Province Forest in North America
A Mediterranean type of climate is always experienced in the California Floristic Province Forest and its neighboring places. This abundant subtropical and tropical broadleaf forest is home for the biggest living organism that can be found in the planet, which is the giant sequoia. The rare coastal redwood can also be found here.
5. Forests in the Mountains of Southwest China
Various species of flora can be found in the rich forests in the mountains of Southwest China particularly located in the Asia Pacific Region. There are also a number of animal species living in the forests such as the red panda. Even so, it is so disappointing to know that all these living organisms are slowly outnumbering.
4. Sundaland Forest in the Asia Pacific
This forest has a very wide coverage since it extends up to the half western archipelago of the Indo-Malayan, including Sumatra, Borneo, and in 17,000 equatorial islands. The endangered specie of Orangutan can be found here, as well as some Southeast Asia rhinos.
3. Philippine Forests
There are around 7,100 islands in the Philippines that have abundant forests where endemic living species can be found. There are around 6,000 flora species that can only be seen in the subtropical and tropical forests in the Philippines. These are also homes of very rare animal species like the Philippine eagle.
2. The Indo-Burma Forests
Another endangered forests in the Asia Pacific region is the Indo-Burma forest is known for a number of marine species like fishes and freshwater turtles. Some of the biggest marine species in the world can even be found here. This endangered forest is also famous for various species of birds.
1. New Caledonia Forests
Located in the part of South Pacific, New Caledonia forests are just small ones. It is very close to the Melanesian region that is nestled in the east part of Australia. There are 5 endangered plant species that can be found here, which include the Araucaria trees and the parasitic conifer. Today, there’s only around 5 percent of the original habitat of the flora and fauna remaining in this forest.
These are the 10 world’s most endangered forest that you should know. These forests should be saved, and we can surely do something about it.