ABOUT BOREAL FOREST
Boreal Forest actually has another name.
Its scientific name is Taiga Biome. A biome is a large community of plant and animal life, living in a major natural habitat, like a forest or lake. Taiga actually comes from a Russian word to describe the swampy nature of the forest in summer.
Taiga Biome isn’t just a biome. In fact, it’s the world’s largest biome, apart from oceans. That makes it the world’s biggest land-based biome.
The Boreal Forest grows in many countries, including Canada, Alaska, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia, and the northern parts of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Japan!
Boreal Forest actually forms a massive 29 % of the entire world’s forest cover. Impressive right? That’s why it’s super important to look after it.