The Valdivian Rainforest is located in the southern cone South America and it encompasses parts of Chile and Argentina. This temperate rainforest covers an area of 95,800 square miles. A Temperate rainforest biome is the one which occurs in a temperate climate.
There are four forest ecosystems within the Valdivian Temperate Rainforest. These ecosystems are the deciduous forests, laurel-leafed forests, Patagonian Andean forests, and the Northern Patagonian forests.
Quick Facts: –
- The Valdivian Temperate is famous for its rare and unique collection of flora and fauna.
- It is the third largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon and the Congo rain forests.
- Temperate rainforests have mild climates or temperatures. These areas do not experience extremely cold or extremely hot temperatures.
- South America’s largest woodpecker, the Magellanic woodpecker calls the Valdivian Rainforest home.
- This rainforest is home to the monkey puzzle tree, a species that is endemic to the region. Almost 60% of the plants are endemic.
- Major threats to this temperate Rainforest include logging, plantation development etc.
- Some of the threatened mammal species in the rainforest include the southern pudu, the monito del monte, and the kodkod.
- This area is home to the Tepu trees which grow in the wettest of places, in hollows left by ancient glaciers.
- The Tepu tree is an evergreen species and a member of the myrtle family.
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