International Day of the Tropics June 29
சர்வதேச வெப்பமண்டல காடுகள் தினம் - ஜூன் 29
  • ஆண்டுதோறும் ஜூன் 29 அன்று சர்வதேச வெப்பமண்டல காடுகள் தினம் கடைபிடிக்கப்படுகிறது.
  • The International Day of the Tropics celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the tropics while highlighting unique challenges and opportunities nations of the Tropics face. 
  • It provides an opportunity to take stock of progress across the tropics, to share tropical stories and expertise and to acknowledge the diversity and potential of the region.
Important feature of the Tropics 
  • An important feature of the Tropics is the prevalence of rain in the moist inner regions near the equator, and that the seasonality of rainfall increases with the distance from the equator.
  • The Tropics account for 40 per cent of the world’s total surface area and are host to approximately 80 per cent of the world’s biodiversity and much of its language and cultural diversity. 
  • The tropical region faces a number of challenges such as climate change, deforestation, logging, urbanisation and demographic changes.
International Day of the Tropics June 29, 2019
International Day of the Tropics June 29 
The Ecosystem
  • The Tropics host nearly 95% of the world’s mangrove forests by area and 99% of mangrove species. The area of mangrove forest has decreased in all tropical regions since 1980.
  • The Tropics have just over half of the world’s renewable water resources (54%), yet almost half their population is considered vulnerable to water stress.
  • Biodiversity is greater in the Tropics across most taxonomic groups, with an equivalently higher proportion of threatened species. For those plants and animals for which there are adequate data, loss of biodiversity is greater in the Tropics than in the rest of the world.
The Human system
  • Consistent with the higher levels of poverty, more people experience undernourishment in the Tropics than in the rest of the world.
  • The proportion of the urban population living in slum conditions is higher in the Tropics than in the rest of the World.
  • By 2050, the region will host most of the world's people and two-thirds of its children.

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