Types of Rain Forests
More than 40 different kinds of rainforest have been categorized by experts. Most agree we can think of 4 main types of forest
Lowland,
Flooded,
Montane, and
Mangrove.

Lowland Rain Forests
Here rainfall and humidity are relatively constant throughout the year, though dry and wet seasons do occur. The žterra firmeÓ (dry land) rainforest seen around Manaus and featured in LFRF is typical of such forest.

Flooded Rain Forests
Flooded forests are of two kinds, in Portuguese žvarzeaÓ and žigapo.Ó Trees take on strange shapes and strategies to survive in conditions that would kill most temperate species. Fish swim between submerged branches and live on fruit and seeds.

Montane Rain Forests
Montane (or žhigh landÓ) rainforest includes the cloud forests of Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, where plants drink moisture from the misty air as much as from rain and roots.

Mangrove Rain Forests
Mangroves are found on coasts and river banks around the world. Like wetlands, they serve as filters for the waters that flow through them, and like wetlands everywhere, are subject to pressures from population, agriculture and industry.