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5 of the Most Endangered Forests In the World

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2) The Mountains of Southwest China

 

This region of coniferous forests, home to the golden monkey, the giant panda, the red panda and other threatened wildlife, has only 8 percent of its trees left. It is considered a biodiversity hotspot. Despite so little of the original forest cover remaining, the region contains 50 percent of China’s birds and mammals as well as cultural diversity, as members of 17 of China’s 55 ethnic minority groups reside here.

 

3) The Atlantic Forest of South America


 

This region (stretching from Brazil into Argentina and Paraguay) is home to some of the earth’s most diverse ecosystems with 20,000 species of plants and thousands of wildlife species including jaguarsgolden lion tamarinswoolly spider monkeys and maned three-toed sloths. As in southwestern China, the region’s original forests are heavily fragmented — only 8 percent remain — and considered some of the most vulnerable in the world.

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12:25PM PDT on May 17, 2013

they are all so BEAUTIFUL

6:55AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank you.

10:30AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Also, in the mountains of southwest China, the dawn redwood was rediscovered. It was thought to be extinct, since the times of the Miocene Epoch 23 million years ago. So the mountains of southwest China are definitely a biological laboratory.

3:28AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

If only my tears for the fate of the earth were enough to replenish it.

Everybody has heard "don't bite the hand that feeds you" and other similiar phrases and yet most humans still pollute and destroy their own air, land, water, and food supply.

9:37PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Live for today, the hell with tomorrow.

7:44PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Trees are the lungs of Earth. Man is hell bent on destroying Mother Earth. You can join treenation.com and plant trees It is a program reforesting the world :)

11:16AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

terrible and sad, these forests need to be saved..

3:46PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

noted :(

7:50PM PST on Mar 4, 2013

In a world rampant with instant gratification, selfishness, greed and transience, no real heed is paid to tomorrow, consequences, the greater good or pure simple lasting beauty. Heartbreaking and dire.

1:06PM PST on Mar 4, 2013

SAVE WILDERNESS!!

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