Mon, 12/13/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Why temperate and boreal rainforests deserve our attention
TEMPERATE AND BOREAL RAINFORESTS OF THE WORLD
The rallying cry: "Save the rainforests" means to most people tropical rainforests in the Amazon or Borneo. But there is another class of rainforests that is just as unique and important to protect: temperate and boreal rainforests. These rainforests, like their tropical counterparts, are rich in plants and wildlife, while they also contain some of the most massive trees on Earth. And some of these forests are virtually in our own backyards.