Where the rain never ends – rainforests in Europe

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Where the rain never ends – rainforests in Europe

Post by edfrank » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:40 am

Wednesday, 29 August 2012
ECCB2012 PRESS RELEASE: Where the rain never ends – rainforests in Europe
http://euroconbio.blogspot.com/2012/08/ ... never.html

Everyone has heard of tropical rainforests. However, did you know that Europe also has rainforests? About 15% of all “temperate-boreal rainforests” of the world occur in Europe. Most of these forests have now been lost due to human land-use and pollution. Remnants of these fascinating and forgotten forests, lush with lichens and mosses, only occur in wet and isolated places in Ireland, Scotland and Norway. Experts from around the world are gathered in Glasgow, to share knowledge on the biology and conservation of these precious ecosystems, and to help preserve their biodiversity faced with climate change.

Christopher Ellis, UK


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