Is Laos a tropical rainforest?
Northern Laos has tropical rainforests with broader-leaved evergreens and monsoon forests of mixed evergreen and in the south is filled with deciduous trees. In the monsoon forest, the ground is covered with tall, coarse grass. Laos is also home to hundreds of species of orchids and palms.
How much of Laos is forest?
Laos Deforestation Rates & Statistics | GFW. In 2010, Laos had 17.9Mha of natural forest, extending over 78% of its land area. In 2020, it lost 358kha of natural forest, equivalent to 184Mt of CO₂ of emissions. Explore interactive charts and maps that summarize key statistics about forests in Laos.
Does Laos have beaches?
Yes, that’s right, Laos is landlocked with no coastline or beaches, unless sitting on a sandbank by the Mekong is your idea of a beach holiday. However, don’t despair because a tour of Laos can easily be combined with a beach resort in Cambodia, Vietnam or Thailand.
What language is spoken in Laos?
There are three general types of forest that exist: temperate, tropical, and boreal. Experts estimate that these forests cover approximately one-third of Earth’s surface. Temperate forests are found across eastern North America and Eurasia.
What biome is Cambodia?
The ecological regions of Cambodia are classified under one of two Biomes, namely the terrestrial Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest biome and the Freshwater biome in the case of the Mekong River.
Are there monkeys in Laos?
Primates present in Laos include the hatinh langur (Trachypithecus hatinhensis), silvery lutung (Trachypithecus cristatus) and red-shanked douc (Pygathrix nemaeus), as well as seven species of gibbon; the lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), pileated gibbon (Hylobates pileatus), northern buffed-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus
What led to the rapid increase in deforestation in Laos?
Since the mid-1980s widespread commercial harvesting of timber for the export market has disrupted the traditional gathering of forest products in a number of locations and contributed to extremely rapid deforestation throughout the country.
Is Laos safe?
Crime and safety. Laos is a relatively safe country for travellers, although certain areas remain off-limits because of unexploded ordnance left over from decades of warfare. As a visitor, however, you’re an obvious target for thieves (who may include your fellow travellers), so do take necessary precautions.