Most of Costa Rica’s forestation can be classified into three groups; rainforests, cloud forests and topical dry forests. While rainforests are the most common habitat, the cloud forests of Costa Rica are magnificent.
Rainforests can be found in the southwest of the country as well as in the Atlantic lowlands, with towering trees and looping vines that create its environment. Receiving a high annual rainfall, these dense forests are characterised by a variety of different plants and animal life.
Climate graph from 2011 in Limon, east Costa Rica
Costa Rica is located in Central l America. It's bounded by the North Pacific Ocean in the west and the Caribbean Sea in the east. It's neighbouring countries are Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the south and south east.The green areas indicate rainforests.
Rainforests are disappearing very quickly. The good news is there are a lot of people who want to save rainforests. The bad news is that saving rainforests is not going to be easy. It will take the efforts of many people working together in order to ensure that rainforests and their wildlife will survive for your children to appreciate, enjoy, and benefit from. Deforestation and hunting have been the greatest threats to the rainforests. However, the rate of deforestation has greatly decreased in recent years. But there is still a long way to go. Over 25% of Costa Rica has lost rainforests since 1940 to 2005.