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And there is an abundance of bird and animal life in the dense rainforest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The richest habitats in the world are the tropical rainforests. Radford, Tim & Leggett, Jeremy The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)What better paparazzi screen than the rainforest canopy? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Would you rather save the rainforest or the coral reef? Times, Sunday Times (2009)We walked down the valley through rainforest so thick with plants that light barely pierced the canopy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It lives in the leaf litter on the floor of tropical rainforests. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Another variation is to produce the sounds of a tropical rainforest. Bain, Roly Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)As the helicopter hovered lower over the canopy of the rainforest the stench of rotting flesh filled the air. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sign up to save the rainforests! Times, Sunday Times (2009)This process involves years of tracking the animals through the vast rainforests of the remote African region. The Sun (2011)It will be tackling rainforest destruction head on - and help you to make a real difference. The Sun (2007)The government has little control over great swathes of the country, much of it dense rainforest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Despite the wanton destruction of the rainforest, the good news is huge swathes remain untouched. The Sun (2007)It spends most of its time hanging upside from a branch in a tropical rainforest, dozing. The Sun (2009)Of course, it is not easy for any of us as individuals to buy areas of rainforest. The Sun (2007)THERE should be an unbroken canopy of lush rainforest stretching as far as the eye can see. The Sun (2007)Designed with a rainforest canopy above and clear springs below, all the family can experience this tropical setting. The Sun (2011)Peru has some of the most untouched areas of the rainforest, so you will get the chance to see the jungle at its best. The Sun (2015)If properly protected, those rights would save huge areas of rainforest in one go - at no cost. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The mother, who was pregnant, and her daughter were taken to a safe area of the rainforest and released. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The poverty of the villages is so absolute, and the view from here so beautiful, miles of white beach framed with thick green rainforest. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'rainforest'

British English: rainforest /ˈreɪnˌfɒrɪst/ NOUN
A rainforest is a thick forest of tall trees found in tropical areas where there is a lot of rain.
...the destruction of the Amazon rain forest.
  • American English: rainforest
  • Arabic: غَابَةٌ مُطِيرَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: floresta tropical
  • Chinese: 雨林
  • Croatian: prašuma
  • Czech: deštný prales
  • Danish: regnskov
  • Dutch: regenwoud
  • European Spanish: selva tropical
  • Finnish: sademetsä
  • French: forêt tropicale
  • German: Regenwald
  • Greek: τροπικό δάσος
  • Italian: foresta pluviale
  • Japanese: 熱帯雨林
  • Korean: 열대 우림
  • Norwegian: regnskog
  • Polish: las tropikalny
  • European Portuguese: floresta tropical
  • Romanian: pădure tropicală
  • Russian: тропический лес
  • Spanish: selva tropical
  • Swedish: regnskog
  • Thai: ป่าหนาทึบในเขตร้อนซึ่งมีฝนตกมาก
  • Turkish: yağmur ormanı
  • Ukrainian: тропічний ліс
  • Vietnamese: rừng rậm nhiệt đới

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