is not a complete list of endangered
species in Asia rainforests, but rather a description of
some more common plants and animals.
Some of the most endangered rainforest plants in Asia as elsewhere in
the world are orchids.
There are thousands
of species of
them and because of their amazing
shapes and sometimes sizes, they have been popular with orchid
collectors and orchid trade. In the old days, before orchids got
protected, some collectors would collect every single species and then
burn the area to corner the market.
is the largest flower in the world and one of the most endangered
Rafflesia is also an orchid. There are 27 species of
them, all found in Asia.
Orangutans are only found in the rainforests of Borneo and
Sumatra. They are endangered because of habitat destruction and hunting.
- other animals endemic to Asia - are extremely endangered. While
100,000 individuals were once estimated to live in Asian rainforests,
their numbers now are as low as 4,000.
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