Deforestation has been on the rise and greenhouse gases are getting trapped in the earth’s atmosphere.
In many parts of the world, pollution levels have risen so much that people always wear masks. But still, there are few parts of nature that have been preserved and remind us of how beautiful mother earth is and why we should protect it. Take a look some of the most beautiful forests across the world:
Redwood National Park, California, United States
A forest with the tallest tree species on earth, The Redwoods, this national park spans across 148 square kilometers and is a combination of four national parks.
Amazon Rainforest, South America
Covering an area of 55, 00,000 square kilometers, this region spans 9 nations,60% of it being in Brazil and the rest in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and is the most species rich.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Another rainforest rich in biodiversity, the reserve consists of over 2,500 plant species, 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, 120 reptilian and amphibian species, and thousands of insects. Named after the nearby town Monteverde, it covers an area of 26,000 acres.
Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China
Also called ‘The valley of Nine Villages’, it has many waterfalls, lakes and snow capped peaks. The elevation ranges from 6,000 feet to 15,000 feet approximately. It has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Crooked Forest, Poland
The youngest forest on this list, it was planted around 1930 and has nearly 400 pines. Nobody knows the exact reason for the crooked shape of the trees but there are many legends like some human tools being used for that shape so that the wood could be used for compasses and ship building. Another legend says that tanks from WWII are the cause as they rolled over the young stems snapping them but somehow the they managed to survive and took that shape.