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Rain Forest Geography

Tropical rain forests are concentrated around the equator. Figure 1 shows the distribution of tropical rain forests on Earth. The largest tropical rain forest in the world is the Amazon Rain Forest, which lies in the countries of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.

Tropical Rain Forests of the World


Figure 1. Distribution of tropical rain forests throughout the world. Green areas represent rain forest vegetation. The red line is the equator. Much of the forest illustrated here has been affected by deforestation.