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World Rainforests Day 2024: 5 must-visit rainforests in world for every nature enthusiast

World Rainforests Day highlights the need to preserve these vital ecosystems for future generations. By engaging in and promoting sustainable tourism, nature enthusiasts can support rainforest conservation and increase awareness of their essential role in maintaining our planet's health.

Written By: Rahul Pratyush @29_pratyush New Delhi Published on: June 22, 2024 10:09 IST
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June 22nd marks World Rainforests Day, a day dedicated to celebrating these vital ecosystems and raising awareness about the threats they face. Rainforests are the lungs of our planet, absorbing vast amounts of carbon dioxide and producing life-giving oxygen. They also teem with incredible biodiversity, offering a glimpse into a world teeming with exotic flora and fauna.

For nature enthusiasts, rainforests offer an unparalleled opportunity for exploration, adventure, and wonder. Here are five must-visit rainforests around the world:

The Amazon Rainforest, South America: 

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Spanning nine countries, the Amazon is the world's largest rainforest. Imagine 390 billion trees, representing a staggering 10% of the world's known fauna! This biodiversity hotspot is a paradise for wildlife watching, with opportunities to spot jaguars, monkeys, sloths, and a dazzling array of birds. Boat trips on the Amazon River offer a unique perspective of this awe-inspiring ecosystem.

Borneo Rainforest, Southeast Asia: 

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This island boasts some of the oldest rainforests on Earth, rich in biodiversity. Trek through the dense canopy in search of orangutans, the charismatic primates swinging through the trees. Borneo is also home to the Rafflesia flower, the world's largest bloom, with a stench that rivals its size!

Daintree Rainforest, Australia: 

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Head Down Under to explore this ancient rainforest, dating back over 180 million years. The Daintree is a unique blend of rainforest and coastal ecosystems, where lush foliage meets the sparkling Coral Sea. Keep your eyes peeled for cassowaries, colourful birds, and crocodiles basking in the sun.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica: 

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A haven for birdwatchers, Monteverde is a lush cloud forest perched high in the mountains. The misty atmosphere creates a mystical ambience, perfect for exploring the hidden trails and spotting exotic birds like the resplendent quetzal. Thrill-seekers can try ziplining through the canopy for an adrenaline-pumping adventure.

Iguazu National Park, Argentina & Brazil: 

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While not strictly a rainforest, Iguazu National Park boasts stunning subtropical rainforest surrounding the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls. The combination of cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, and diverse wildlife creates an unforgettable experience. Look out for toucans, coatis, and maybe even a glimpse of a jaguarundi stalking its prey.

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