2011 International Year of the forests – wet forests

Mangroves At the mention of the name “wet” forest most people will instantly think of rain forests. Large areas lushly irrigated forest where the leaves glisten with moisture, the ground a muddy mass of soil, and where the smell of rotting leaves dominates the senses. It is certainly true that many rain forests, including the Pantanal in Brazil, are inundated much of the year. This creates a complex system of relationships between the moisture, the trees and other plants and […] Read more »