Consider the following statements about Tropical Rainforests:

  1. There is no dry season in tropical rainforests
  2. Rainforests cover less than 2 percent the total surface area of the Earth

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

The Tropical rain forests is roughly located within 28° north or south of the equator , spread in Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and on many of the Pacific Islands. They roughly cover 6-7% of earth’s area and are home to half of its biodiversity. The largest rainforests are in Brazil (South America), Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa), and Indonesia. Other tropical rainforests lie in Southeast Asia, Hawaii, and the Caribbean Islands.

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