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While most people have heard of the plight of tropical rainforests that have lost species and indigenous cultures after decades of logging, fewer people have heard of the much rarer coniferous and broadleaf temperate rainforests of Wales - the Meirionnydd Oakwoods.
NEW botanical discoveries in Meirionnydd's woodlands have placed them on an ecological par with the world's most important tropical rainforests.
The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, fringed by lush tropical rainforests, enjoys its own private cove and beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea on the island s south west corner.
The report said that global warming may be affecting the tropical rainforests, a natural habitat of the musky rat-kangaroo and other species.
Other research groups made similar observations in the air above North American forests and tropical rainforests.
Most of the focus has been on the Amazon and on South East Asian tropical rainforests, and a big bit of the missing picture is what is going on the Congo Basin in Central Africa," Simon Lewis from the University of Leeds and University College London told BBC News.
FAMILIES are being urged to get a tree that makes a difference this Christmas - by making a donation to help support tropical rainforests in Central America.
By most accounts, deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum total of cars and trucks on the world's roads.
Adverse health outcomes linked to such fires "could be substantially reduced by curtailing burning of tropical rainforests, which rarely burn naturally.
The World Land Trust generates carbon offsets by restoring tropical rainforests and protecting imminently threatened forests from further destruction.
It's not difficult to understand why they are keen to show off what Queensland has to offer - tropical rainforests, pristine beaches and the Great Barrier Reef are just a few of the attractions.

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