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Forests are home to 80% of all life on earth. Flora and fauna can vary from one array to another, one thing remains unchanged - a constant evolution. In addition, it is the forests that supply us with not only the raw materials used in dozens of industries, but also the air itself. Not everyone understands the danger that we create ourselves. Special reports and loud actions of "green" business also do not change. It is quite possible that our grandchildren will see forests only in pictures.
Located along the eastern edge of Africa, the Afromontane forest consists of tropical and subtropical wet deciduous forests. It also harbors many mammals, birds and amphibians. The expansion of nearby settlements led to a reduction in the forest area to 11% of its original size.
East African Coastal Forests
The coastal forests of East Africa are a very small array. But there remain three whole three endemic monkey species: the red colobus of the Tana River, the Chubasty Mangabey and the red colobus of Zanzibar.They are quite successfully destroyed by the locals, as, indeed, the forest itself.
California Floristic Province
Tropical and subtropical deciduous forests where giant sequoia grows. The California Condor, the largest bird in North America, breeds here. Many large mammals have already become extinct. The growth of commercial farming, along with the expansion of urban areas, environmental pollution led to an incredible rate of reduction in the size of this array.
Mountains of Southwestern China
The mountains of southwest China in the Asia-Pacific region are home to a wide range of flora and some endemic species, including endangered pandas. Illegal hunting, overgrazing and collection of firewood are just some of the main threats to the existence of this forest. At the moment, only 8% of the original array has been preserved.
The Atlantic Forest stretches along the Atlantic coast of Brazil, to parts of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. These tropical rain forests contain 20,000 plant species and 24 vertebrate species that are on the verge of extinction. Forecasts of scientists leave this forest not more than 10 years of existence.
These forests are located on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Rubber, palm oil and pulp production, along with illegal logging, have left behind only their wretched remnants of their former greatness.
The tropical rainforests of New Caledonia are home to at least five endemic plant families. Nickel mining, destruction of forests and invasive species threaten the flora and fauna, there are only 5% of the array left.
Ponds that breed shrimp and other aquaculture, depletion of fish stocks and other fishing methods, replacement, mangrove forests, have destroyed coastal and freshwater ecosystems, leaving 5% of their original habitat.