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6) Discuss the main features of equatorial vegetation and explain why tropical countries are net timber importers?(250 words) 

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Topic–  Part of static series under the heading – “Major climatic regions of the world”

6) Discuss the main features of equatorial vegetation and explain why tropical countries are net timber importers?(250 words) 

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Key demand of the question

The question expects us to explain the type of vegetation found in equatorial climate, their key features. Based on that, we need to explain the reason why they are timber importers.

Directive word

Discuss – Here you need to explain the features of equatorial vegetation and the reason why they are timber importers.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain the type of climate found in equatorial region

Body

  • Discuss the type of vegetation found in equatorial forests. Explain their key features – great variety, distinct layer arrangement, multiple species and forests clearings.
  • Explain the reason why they are timber importers – presence of tropical hardwood, poor quality of secondary vegetation and multiple species