Consider the following differences between tropical rainforest and temperate rainforests:

  1. Rainfall is higher in temperate rainforests in comparison of tropical rainforests
  2. Biodiversity is higher in temperate rainforests in comparison to tropical rainforests

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

First statement is correct because temperate rainforests have an annual rainfall of about 250cm whereas in case tropical rainforests the annual rainfall is about 200 cm. Second statement is incorrect because with the advent of coniferous trees in temperate forests, it brings a reduction in biodiversity as opposed to the tropical rainforest.

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