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cloud forest

a tropical high-altitude forest at 3000 to 8000 feet (1000 to 2500 meters) above sea level, almost constantly covered by cloud. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Also, local farmers and ranchers clear cloud forest to expand their operations and harvest firewood.
  • Maderas has a protected cloud forest reserve, as the volcano is nearly always covered with thick clouds.
  • For a slower pace, hike through the cloud forest reserve up to the canopy platforms for a spectacular view.
  • Among the trees of the cloud forest are a variety of rare birds, as well as green vervet monkeys.
  • In higher reaches, an intermittent cloud forest provokes an eerie ambience.
  • In fact, its cloud forest habitat is being rapidly cleared for agriculture and other development.
  • Twelve acres of the cloud forest were restored during the construction of this boutique property.
  • The major threat to this species is loss of its cloud forest habitat.
  • As temperatures rise, so do the clouds, which means the cloud forest ecosystem will be dramatically changed.
  • Examine a tropical montane cloud forest via this immersive video experience.
cloud forest in Science
cloud forest  
A tropical forest, often near peaks of coastal mountains, that usually has constant cloud cover throughout the year.
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