Top 10 Forests of the World
Top 10 Forests of the World these are Xishuangbanna Forest , DainTree Rainforest , New Guinea , Bialowieza National Park , Taiga Forest , The Black Forest , Russian Tiaga and more.
Stretching around 930 square miles (over 80% of which is covered in forest) China’s Xishuangbanna National nature reserve has a rare tropical forest ecosystem that includes plenty of virgin forest.
The Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in North Queensland, Australia– the continent where wildlife goes to get away from it all. The knockout feature of visiting the Daintree Rainforest is that it has the unique characteristic of bordering another UNESCO site, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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The New Guinea forest is at just over a meager 110,000 square miles; the forests of New Guinea are the third-largest tropical forest in the world (after the Amazon and Congo basin). These beautiful forests are home to many mammals that are completely unique to the island. Though it’s only one-tenth the size of Australia, New Guinea has just as many species of plants and birds.
Bialowieza National Park:
Bialowieza Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles Belarus and Poland and claims roughly 1,191 square miles of land, with the official site occupying about half of that area.
Taiga is the Russian name that is used globally for the nearly continuous belt of coniferous forest that stretches through the far northern reaches of Europe, Asia and North America. These beautiful forests cover over 10% of the planet and, other than oceans, comprise the world’s largest biome.
The Black Forest:
Encompassing around 2,300 square miles, Germany’s Black Forest (or Schwarzwald) is only the second largest forest in Germany in terms of surface area. But its reputation is certainly the biggest on the world stage. Its mythical woods are at once ominous and endearing, well-traveled and haunting.
The Virgin Komi Forests– the largest virgin forest in Europe– are located in Russia’s Ural Mountains, expanding across roughly 12,500 square miles.
St. Lawrence River Forest:
The Great Lakes–St. Lawrence forest is in Canada, south of the boreal forest. Measuring around 45,000 square miles, it is Canada’s second biggest forest in Ontario. But it’s only a fraction of the size of the boreal forest.
The Lacandon Jungle stretches east across Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas, into the Yucatan Peninsula and down into Guatemala. In total, it includes over 7,300 square miles of beautiful lakes, rivers, and waterfalls.
The huge forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains have to be on this list because they’re home to Sequoias, the biggest trees on the planet. The 38 groves that comprise the Sequoia National Forest provide shade for about 1865 square miles of wilderness. There are coastal redwood forests (the tallest trees on the planet) in California as well. But those are located along the northern coast, starting just below the Bay Area. Sequoia and Redwood trees are often mistakenly considered the same, but they are actually distinctly different.