Rain forests cover about 10% of the earth, but they contain 90% 0f the world’s animals and plants. Rain forests are found in the hottest parts of the earth. They are situated in the area from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. This is the area on both sides of the Equator.
These forests are called rain forests because it usually rains there everyday. The weather is always hot and humid. The main rain forests are in America, Africa, and Asia. The largest area of rain forest is Amazonian in South America. It is three times larger than the whole of Indonesia.
Indonesia was covered by rain forests, but many of its forests have been cut down. Some fire also destroyed the Indonesian forests, especially during the dry season. It is hard now to reforest the bare land.