A rainforest is an area of land with very thick
vegetation. Rainforest are located in tropical
climate zones and experience a
great amount of rain fall each year. The
plants and trees in a rainforest have large, broad leaves that
create a canopy across the sky. A rainforest also
has an abundance of animal life and is a fantastic
source of natural resources.
The advantages of living in or close to a rainforest are access
to natural resources, and the barrier effect preventing invasion.
But this also means it prevents trade, and
Examples of rainforest are the Amazon Rainforest in South
America, the African Rainforest in central Africa, and
numerous smaller rainforests throughout southeast Asia.