Tropical rainforests play a fundamental role in the world climate, as it regulates the temperature, absorbes carbon dioxide, and produces oxygen, upon which all animals depend for survival. Rainforests also stabilize climate, house incredible amounts of plants and wildlife, and produce nourishing rainfall all around the planet
The average annual rainfall is no less than 1,680 mm (66 in) and can exceed 10 m (390 in).
About 80% of the world's documented species can be found in tropical rainforests, even though they cover only about 6% of the Earth's land surface - less than half the area they covered not so very long ago (WWF, 2018).
Forest degradation and deforestation in tropical countries is a major environmental, social and economic problem, and will continue to be so unless action is taken (WWF, 2018).