Rainforests are forests which grow in areas of high rainfall.  Tropical rainforests are found between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and receive between 175-200 cm of rainfall a year.



Image: Rainforests by ben britten

Information sourced from:

World Wildlife Fund (2015),Threats, Deforestation [online], Available from: https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation [accessed 21/07/2015].

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (2010), Main Report [online], Available from: http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1757e/i1757e.pdf [accessed 21/07/2015].

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