Exclusive: lost rainforest could be revived across 20% of Great Britain
Campaigners call for protection and careful tree-planting to help restore the temperate rainforests that once covered swathes of the country Temperate rainforest, which has been decimated over thousands of years, has the potential to be restored across a fifth of Great Britain, a new map reveals.Atlantic temperate rainforest once covered most of the west coasts of Britain and Ireland, thriving in the archipelago's wet, mild conditions, which support rainforest indicator species such as lichens, mosses and liverworts. Today, it covers less than 1% of land, having been cleared over thousands of years by humans and is only found in isolated pockets, such as the waterfalls region in the Brecon Beacons and Ausewell Wood on Dartmoor. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/21/exclusive-lost-rainforest-could-be-revived-across-20-of-great-britain
Zdroj: The Guardian
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