Taiga, the world’s largest forest
Taiga is a 15 million square km polar forest It draws a wide band at the south of the tundra of arctic regions around the polar circle.
It is continuous over 12,000 km including about 7,000km in Eurasia and 5,000 km in North America It absorbs 20% of the world’s carbon emissions
It is the world’s first forest in area before the Amazon rainforest which covers 5.5 million square km
This forest is therefore one of the most important lungs on the planet in the same way as the Amazon It is also called:
Boreal Forest It is a dense forest of conifers and hardwoods It is home to many animal species such as wolves, brown bears, grizzly bears, reindeers, caribous and elks.
Many birds live in these trees due to abundant insect which represents their main food.