Tropical Forests

Forests that are found in the tropical areas are called tropical forests.

Tropical areas are the areas between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.

Tropical forests are of two types: 1. Tropical Evergreen Forests 2. Tropical Deciduous Forests

Tropical Evergreen Forests

Tropical Evergreen Forests are commonly found near the equator and close to the tropical areas.

These forests are very hot and receive heavy rainfall. So Tropical Evergreen Forests are also called Tropical Rainforests.

These forests are evergreen as there is no dry season and the trees do not shed their leaves altogether.

Tropical Evergreen Forests are so thick with the trees that even sunlight cannot reach inside the forest.

Trees found here are hardwood trees like rosewood, ebony, and mahogany.

Tropical Deciduous Forests

Tropical Deciduous Forests are also known as monsoon forests.

These forests are commonly found in India, Nothern Australia, and Central America.

Seasonal changes are commonly found in these forests. For example, trees shed their leaves in the dry season to save water.

Tropical Deciduous Forests have hardwood trees like Sal, Teak, Neem, and Shisham.

These hardwoods are used to make furniture and construction material.

Animals common to the Tropical Deciduous forests are tigers, lions, elephants, langurs, and monkeys.

Revision

Forests that are found in the tropical areas are called tropical forests.

Tropical forests are of two types: 1. Tropical Evergreen Forests 2. Tropical Deciduous Forests

Tropical Evergreen Forests are also called Tropical Rainforests.

These forests are very thick with trees. It has hardwood trees like Sal, Neem, and Shisham.

Tropical Deciduous Forests are also known as monsoon forests.

Tropical Deciduous Forests have hardwood trees like Sal, Teak, Neem, and Shisham.

Animals found here are tigers, lions, elephants, langurs, and monkeys.

The End