Why is Southeast Asia mostly tropical rainforest?

What percent of Asia is rainforest?

The Asian region makes up about one-quarter of Earth’s land area, but holds almost 60 percent of the world’s population.

Primary forest cover 2005 (1000 ha)
% of total land area
Total deforestation 1990-2005 % of 1990 forest cover

What type of sunlight does the rainforest get?

Although tropical rainforests receive 12 hours of sunlight daily, less than 2% of that sunlight ever reaches the ground. The tropical rainforest has dense vegetation, often forming three different layers–the canopy, the understory, and the ground layer.

Does it snow in the tropical rainforest?

At higher altitudes, temperatures are cooler. Even close to the equator, frost and snow can occur. Both tropical and temperate rainforests are very lush and wet. … The tropical rainforest receives 80-400 inches of rainfall per year.

Is there a rainforest in Asia?

Many countries in Southeast Asia and Oceania have some rainforest, but those with the largest remaining forests are Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. This region’s rainforests are among the most complex and species-rich ecosystems in the world.

Which country in Asia is leading when it comes to deforestation?

According to the survey, Indonesia’s annual deforestation rate of 500,000 hectares is the highest in the region. Second is Thailand with 333,000 hectares; the range of between 100,000 and 150,000 for West Papua, Malaysia, India, Lao PDR, the Philippines and Burma.

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