Forests of the Tropics

Primary forests, sometimes referred to as old growth forests, are forests of native species in original condition that are largely undisturbed by human impacts and where ecological processes have not been significantly disturbed. They tend to be more biologically diverse than other landscapes and make significant contributions to wider ecosystem functioning.
Source : Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (2012) Global Forest Resources Assessment | Data : State of the Tropics Data

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