Tropical forest

Tropical forest biomes contain the highest biodiversity among all terrestrial biomes. Although they cover a small area compared to other biomes, they play a crucial role in the planet's atmospheric, climatic and ecological systems.

Tropical forests are present in three regions of the planet: Central and South America; West, Central and Inland Africa, Madagascar; Asia-Pacific, which includes Southeast Asia, New Guinea and northeastern Australia.

The tropical (equatorial) rainforest biome is located near the equator, where day length, temperature, and rainfall are constant throughout the year. The biome of the tropical seasonal forest (the jungle) is instead located far from the equatorial zone, more towards the tropical areas. In some areas of the planet, these types of tropical forests extend beyond the tropics due to specific oceanic or climatic influences.

Tropical rainforests make up about 86% of tropical rainforest. The remaining 14% is made up of tropical seasonal forests.

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