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Daintree Rainforest – Australia

 

The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest located on the east coast of Australia’s Queensland. It covers a large area of 1,200 square miles. It is the world’s oldest remaining tropical rainforest as it is estimated to be at least 180 million years old.

This spectacular rainforest is one of the prettiest and diverse places on our biosphere. This rainforest is loosely defined as the area between the Mossman Gorge and the Bloomfield River.

 

Quick Facts: –

  • The rainforest is named after a pioneering Australian geologist and photographer, Richard Daintree.
  • More than 12,000 different types of insects call the Daintree Rainforest their home.
  • Approximately 3,000 different species of plants can be found in this rainforest.
  • The world’s largest tree frog, the white-lipped tree frog calls the Daintree tropical rainforest home.
  • On an average, approximately 400,000 people visit here every year.
  • This rainforest gained its official World Heritage listing on December 9, 1988.
  • This tropical rainforest is old enough to predate the Amazon Rainforest by tens of millions of years.
  • This region has a tropical climate all year long. Temperatures range from 90°F in the summer to around 77°F in the winter.
  • The rainforest gets an average rainfall of about 79 inches in a year. The wet seasons starts from December and ends in March.
  • This tropical rainforest ecosystem is one of the most complex on earth.

 

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