Filmed in Australia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, and Malaysia, Tropical Rainforest
examines the long evolution of the rain forest, the rapid and recent destruction of this habitat as a consequence of human activity, and the scientific efforts to understand the tropical rain forests even as they disappear. The film captures the incredible diversity of species which have evolved throughout the long history of tropical biology--insects, gaudy frogs, exotic plants, and flowers. These species have formed interdependent relationships, all of which are dependent on the trees. With the loss of the forests, thousands of species will become extinct before they can be discovered.