Stretching over 4,000km in a narrow coastal corridor from the edge of Prince William Sound in Alaska, along coastal British Columbia in Canada, through the northwestern US states of Oregon and Washington to northern California, the Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest represents the world’s largest area of coastal temperate rainforest. Despite its great length, the forest is only 150km wide at its broadest. The rainforest incorporates the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, the USA’s largest national forest, as well as Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, which is home to the spirit bear, the rare white variant of the black bear. In Tongass, logging is a genuine danger. The current US administration is trying to increase logging and road building in America’s premier temperate rainforest.
Khao Yai National Park is Thailand’s first and oldest national park. Established in 1962, it’s the third largest national park in the country and is just three short hours away from Bangkok. It covers 2,166 square kilometers of the Dong Phaya Yen Mountain Range. The best way to travel around the park is to bike or rent a motorcycle or a scooter. If you want to take a guided tour or participate in a wildlife viewing, Khao Yai National Park is the place for you! Some common wildlife species include elephants, otters, bears, gibbons (apes), and macaques. Wondering when is the ideal time for hiking? Thailand’s cold season is perfect for trekking through Khao Yai’s wonders and runs from November to February. Travel to Thailand for your ultimate wildlife spotting escape now!
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Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve: This a forest in the Costa Rican reserve found along Cordillera de Tilaran in Alajuela and Puntarenas provinces. It consists of about 26,000 acres of cloud forest. It’s also known as a “terrain of cloud forest.” The forest is covered with a lush garden of mosses, flowers, ferns and epiphytes on nearly every tree. The forest consists of six ecological zones, over 2000 plant species, 80 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, about 100 amphibian and reptile species and thousands of insects. Sinharaja Forest Reserve: The forest covers a total area of 8,864 square kilometers. The forest which is located at Sri Lakethe reserve is home to about 830 endemic species such as trees, insects, birds, reptile, mammals, and amphibians. It was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 by UNESCO. It has a dense vegetation hence it’s hard to see wildlife. Some of the wildlife found in this forest includes leopards and elephants.
The El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the national forest system. At nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse of the national forests hosting hundreds of animal and plant species, some of which are found only here. Planning a Visit to El Yunque National Forest? You can find information on the trails, recreation areas and services currently available. Trails to the ever popular La Mina waterfalls remain closed for repairs at this time. Here’s a map of areas currently open in the Forest. See more information on El Yunque rain forest exploration blog. El Yunque is basically a huge drainage place – that is why there are some many boulders full of moss, bromeliads and often a Sierra Palm on top. There are no flat places on this rain forest – with over 180 inches of rain. The cloud forest – over 2,500 feet is 99% humidity all day long.