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.
Tongass in Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres in total. It’s a land of ancient forests, towering mountains, and crisp glaciers, and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before! This beautiful stretch is home to five species of salmon, humpback and orca whales, otters, beavers, and some of the largest populations of brown bears found in the United States. How’s that for incredible wildlife viewing? It’s not only a place of refuge for wildlife and plants, but also a residence for Alaskans as well, since many people depend on the region’s resources to support their families on a daily basis. To date, the Tongass has about 70,000 people living across 32 communities. So, travel to Alaska to live like the locals and be one with nature!
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Sundarbans Researve Forest: The Sundarbans Researve Forest is within the Bangladesh area and covers 40 percent of India. The entire land area covered by the forest is 10,000 km2. It is one of the natural mysteries of the word because of its location in the Padma, Brahmaputra, and Meghna river basins. Mangrove trees dominate the forest and it also serves as a habitat to the Bengal tiger. Monteverade Forest: Located in Costa Rica, the forest is named after Monteverade and covers an area of more than 10,500 hectares. Tropical green vegetation covers most of the area with nearly 2,500 plant species, 120 amphibian and reptilian species, thousands of insects, 400 varieties of birds, and 100 different mammals. The forest also has natural rivers, medicinal herbs, streams, and waterfalls and because of these natural resources it’s always referred to as “the virgin forest.”
The island was created during the Triassic period as a result of volcanic activity, so any wildlife on the island had to swim, fly, or float here. As a result, the only mammal native to Puerto Rico is the bat. In El Yunque you may also see rats and mongoose, the rats brought here on ships as an inherent part of sailing, and the small Indian mongoose imported in 1877 in an attempt to control those very rats in the sugar cane fields. See additional details on El Yunque rain forest exploration blog. And eventually we will come to realize, that our lives take meaning when we are calmer and again rediscover the BEAUTY in the all obvious DETAILS all around us. The beauty of the people, of the clouds and sky, the ground plants, the sensations of the wind, the sense of touch and all sensations, ideas that come and go, feelings etc.