BWG 3A – Tropical & sub-tropical forests

Sub-working group of BWG 3 – Forests


1. Introduction & Objectives

The Tropical Forests biome includes various types of forests, eg. moist- or rainforests, tropical deciduous/semi-deciduous broadleaf forest and tropical mountain forests. The total surface area of remaining tropical forests is, depending on the source, estimated to be around 9 billion km2 and 18 billion km2. Tropical forests provide a wide variety of goods and services: they regulate or influence the climate at both the local and global level, temper extreme weather events, regulate the hydrological cycle, stabilize watersheds and water flows, prevent erosion, and provide a source of animal and plant genetic information. They also contribute directly by providing many resources like, food, water, timber, other raw materials, NTF-product and opportunities for recreation.

The objective of the Tropical Forest Working Group is to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to exchange information and discuss ideas and experiences on Assessment of Ecosystem Services provided by the various types of tropical forest ecosystems and make the information available to a wider community of users.

2. Lead Team & Members

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3. More Information

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