Rainforests Current Affairs, GK & News

Deforestation of Amazon Forest: Highest in 5 years

On June 12, 2020, the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) announced that the increase in deforestation of Amazon forests has been the highest in 2019 as compared to last 5 years. Highlights The research institute has found that the deforestation has increased by 91 square kilo metre in 2019 as compared to 2018. In ..





A recent study published in the journal Science Advances reported that nearly 60% of the primate species are threatened with extinction. Primate Order Primates are one of the largest groups of mammals in the world. There are 504 species of primates in the world. Most of the primate species are found in tropical rainforests and ..


Forest Fires of Amazon

A slew of forest fires have appeared in the rainforests of the Amazon, which causing large parts of the forest to go up in flames and has destroyed biomass accumulated over  millions of years of accumulated biomass in an instance. While forest fires in the Amazon are not new, this year a record 73000 forest ..


Amazon Rainforest Forests in Brazil recorded 74,155 fires since January 2019

According to the latest date by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), the Amazon Rainforest Forests in Brazil has recorded 74,155 fires since January 2019. Its satellite data showed an 84% increase as compared to the same period in 2018. The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, which covers more than ..


Tropical Rainforests: Extent, Type, Soil, Ecosystem and Biodiversity

The tropical rainforest is earth’s most complex biome in terms of both structure and species diversity. It occurs under optimal growing conditions: abundant precipitation and year round warmth. The World Wildlife Fund’s biome classification puts the tropical rainforests under Tropical Moist Broadleaf Forest. Distribution of Tropical Rainforests The Tropical rain forests is roughly located within ..