Interesting facts about tropical rainforests:
Tropical rainforests have high levels of biodiversity. Around 40% to 75% of all biotic species are indigenous to the rainforests.
Rainforests are home to half of all the living animal and plant species on the planet.
A single hectare of rainforest may contain 42,000 different species of insect, up to 807 trees of 313 species and 1,500 species of higher plants.
Tropical rainforests have been called the “world’s largest pharmacy”, because over one quarter of natural medicines have been discovered within them.
Rainforests act as the world’s thermostat by regulating temperatures and weather patterns.
Every second, a slice of rainforest the size of a football field is mowed down. That’s 86,400 football fields of rainforest per day, or over 31 million football fields of rainforest each year.
More than 56,000 square miles of natural forest are lost each year.