The World's Tropical Rainforest
Tropical Rainforests - Questions and Answers
Science-based answers to the most basic rainforest questions.
Importance of the Rainforest Canopy
The primary tropical rainforest is divided into at least five layers: the overstory, the true canopy, the understory, the shrub layer, and the forest floor.
Tropical Rainforest Regions
Rhett Butler in his excellent book, A Place Out of Time, refers to the regions as the Afrotropical, the Australian, the Indomalayan and the Neotropical rainforest realms.
The Amazon and Neotropical Rainforest
Countries with Amazon basin and neotropical rainforest, their rain forest issues, tropical forest resources and threats to the rainforest.
Tropical Rainforests and Biodiversity
A tropical rainforest is the world's most spectacular example of a living ecosystem and the ultimate in biodiversity.
About Rainforest - Being Permanently Destroyed?
An interesting opposing view about the rainforest's demise.
About Forest Decline
The decline of certain forests are and have been universally known for centuries. Answers as to why those forests are dying is not immediately apparent but there is much speculation and many causal agents.
About Rain Forests - Two Very Different Reviews
Differing reports from the New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor...
Amazon Rainforest Tree Buffers Are Too Small
Scientists are finding forests buffering rivers and streams of the Amazon rainforest are too small for continued optimum ecosystem health and water quality.
Community in the Rainforest
The Penan tribe of Borneo and their community in the rainforest.
Forest.org - Forest Conservation Portal
"The mission of Forests.org is to contribute to ending deforestation, preserving old-growth forests, conserving all forests, maintaining climatic systems and commencing the age of ecological restoration."
A Place Out of Time
A complete site for those generally interested in the rainforests of the world...
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
The IITF is a U.S. Forest Service institute located in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Their main mission is to develop and exchange knowledge needed to sustain tropical ecosystems.
Rainforest Action Network
RAN is an action group designed to provide information for action to support the earth's rainforests.
Check this site for conservation programs for kids and adults with a slant on the rainforest.
Rainforest Conservation Fund
The Rainforest Conservation Fund is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that is dedicated to preserving the world's tropical forests.
Start you rainforest expedition to Peru and Bolivia right here!
Science in the Rainforest
A PBS self-guided tour of some of the various plants and animals you would see as you walk through a rainforest.
Tropical Rainforest Coalition
An organization dedicated to "preserving tropical rainforest ecosystems, their indigenous people and cultures at the local level."
Tropical Rainforest Information Center
A NASA earth science information partner.
Types of Rainforests
There are two types of rainforests. Find out the difference here...