The biggest rainforest in the world is the Amazon rainforest. Located in the Amazon River Basin in South America, the total area of the Amazon rainforest is just over two million square miles. More »

Deforestation, land conversion and climate change pose the three biggest risks to rainforests. Rainforests, like other ecosystems, require specific conditions for optimal health. They face destruction and permanent damag... More »

In descending order, the countries with the largest rainforests are Brazil, D. R. Congo, Indonesia, Peru, India, Mexico, Colombia, Angola and Bolivia. Of all the countries in the world, approximately 62 have some type of... More »

One example sentence could be: "The Amazon jungle is the world's largest tropical rainforest." A tropical rainforest is a type of ecosystem that is hot, wet and contains a wide variety of plant and animal life. More »

It rains abundantly in rainforests because most rainforests are located around the earth's equator, which has a humid and warm climate. A forest must receive at least 75 inches of rain per year to be considered a rainfor... More »

At most, the temperature in a tropical rainforest hovers around 93 degrees Fahrenheit, and it rarely drops below 68, so the average is about 80 degrees. Humidity is high in the rainforest, which can make the daytime temp... More »

The biotic, or living, factors in the tropical rainforest include hundreds of thousands of species of plants, animals, bacteria and fungi. Rainforests are noteworthy for the incredible abundance of species that live in t... More » Science Earth Science