Rainforests Around The World <ul><li>Sometimes you hear the words "tropical" and "temperate" associated with rainforests. The difference is in the location. If the rainforest is close to the equator, it is considered tropical . If the rainforest is farther away from the equator (between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer or the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn) then the forest is considered temperate. </li></ul>
Global distribution Temperate forests cover a large part of the globe, but temperate rain forests only occur in few regions around the world.
<ul><li>Most of these occur in Oceanic-Moist Climates: </li></ul><ul><li>The Pacific temperate forest in Western North America (Southeastern Alaska to Central California), </li></ul><ul><li>The Valdivian and Magellanic temperate rain forests of southwestern South America (Southern Chile and adjyacent Argentina), </li></ul><ul><li>Pockets of rain forest in northwest Europe (southern Norwey to northern Spain), </li></ul><ul><li>Temperate rain forests of southeastern Australia (Tasmania and Victoria) </li></ul><ul><li>And the New Zealand temperate rain forests (South Island's west coast). </li></ul>
Pacific temperate rain forests of western North America <ul><li>A portion of the temperate rain forest region of North America, the largest area of temperate zone rain forests on the planet, are the Pacific Temperate Rain Forests which occur on west-facing coastal Montains along the Pacific coast of North America, from Kodiak Island in Alaska to northern California, and are part of the Nearctic ecozone. </li></ul>
Temperate rain forest regions Rainforest in Canada! Where? The south western coast of Canada drips with water and abounds with plant life
Appalachian temperate rain forests of the eastern USA
Valdivian and Magellanic temperate rainforests of South America <ul><li>The temperate rain forests of South America are located on the Pacific coast of southern Chile, on the west-facing slopes of the southern Chilean coast range, and the Andes Mountains in both Chile and Argentina down to the southern tip of South America, and are part of the Neotropic ecozone. </li></ul>
South Africa's Knysna-Amatole coastal rain forests <ul><li>The temperate rain forests of South Africa are part of the Knysna –Amatole Forests that are located along South Africa's garden Route between Cape Town and Durban on the south-facing slopes of South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains facing the Indian Ocean.. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Temperate rainforest occurs in fragments across the west of Britain ,Ireland, Brittany, southern Norway and Northern Spain. </li></ul>Northwest Europe
Colchian rain forests of Turkey and Georgia <ul><li>The Colchian rainforests are found around the southeast corner of the Black Sea in Turkey and Georgia and are part of the Fuxine-Colchic deciduos Forests ecoregion, together with the drier Euxine forests further west. </li></ul>
Japan's Taiheiyo (Pacific) rain forests <ul><li>Southwestern Japan's region covers much of Shikoku and Kyushu Islands, and the Southern/Pacific Ocean-facing side of Honshu ("Taiheiyo" is the Pasific Ocean, in Japanese). </li></ul>
Australian temperate and subtropical rain forests
This is a picture from a lookout in Border Ranges National Park, NSW Australia looking over the Tweed valley with the Pinnacle distinctive in the centre right.
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