Biodiversity / Forestry

International Day of Forests

We thought the International Day of Forests was the perfect excuse to share a few beautiful photos of these biodiverse wonders.

Mediterranean forests are characterized by a short growing season and a mix of hard and soft wood trees. They can be found along the coasts of the Mediterranean, California, Chile and Western Australia.

Mediterranean forests have a short growing season and a mix of hard and soft wood trees. They can be found along the coasts of California, Chile, Western Australia and (you guessed it) the Mediterranean.

Temperate forests—located in eastern North America, northeastern Asia, and western and eastern Europe--typically feature a combination of coniferous and deciduous evergreens.

Temperate forests—located in eastern North America, northeastern Asia, and western and eastern Europe–typically feature a combination of coniferous and deciduous evergreens.

Most of the precipitation in cloud forests (also known as montane forests) comes from a mist that rises up from the lowlands. These forests can be found in tropical, subtropical and temperate zones.

Most of the precipitation in cloud forests (also known as montane forests) comes from a mist that rises up from the lowlands. These forests can be found in tropical, subtropical and temperate zones.

Plantation forests—covering more than TK acres of land around the globe—produce around 40 percent of all industrial wood.

Plantation forests—covering more than 345 million acres of land around the globe—produce around 40 percent of all industrial wood.

Found near the equator, tropical forests are characterized by year-round high temperatures, plentiful rainfall and thick, lush growth.

Found near the equator, tropical forests are characterized by year-round high temperatures, plentiful rainfall and thick, lush growth.

Discover the Rainforest Alliance’s work to protect forests (and their inhabitants) through sustainable agriculture, forestry and tourism.

 

4 thoughts on “International Day of Forests

  1. Reblogged this on Petchary's Blog and commented:
    Yesterday was the first International Day of Forests – I did not have a chance to focus on it, but do take a look at my recent photos of St. Thomas and the awesome cotton tree in Somerset. Our forests are precious. I wanted to share this lovely post from the Rainforest Alliance with you… Enjoy!

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