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Ecosystems

Introduction

Temperate Forest

The areas in the middle latitudes are characterized by four distinct seasons: the temperature is neither too high nor too low and the rains are well distributed around the year. In these areas forests can grow, however human activities are progressively cutting them. In a mixed forest, in autumn, a burst of colours comes alight: from the green leaves of the evergreens to the browns, yellows, oranges and reds of the deciduous trees. The fallen leaves add nutrient substances to the ground, and in spring, before the new leaves bud, there is enough light for flowers to bloom.

Specials

Nepalese forests
The management of the utilization of forests and their resources...

Nepal’s natural resources
Nepal is a relatively small country with a total area of...

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More infos

Treatment with lime trees
Some parts of the plants have healing properties...

Myths and legends of the forest
The dark and mysterious shadows of the forest are populated by...

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