Just 2% of rainforest tree species account for 50% of the trees found in tropical forests across Africa, the Amazon and south-east Asia, a new study has found. The international collaboration of 356 scientists uncovered almost identical patterns of tree diversity across the world’s rainforests.

Just 2% of rainforest tree species account for 50% of the trees found in tropical forests across Africa, the Amazon and south-east Asia, a new study has found. The international collaboration of 356 scientists uncovered almost identical patterns of tree diversity across the world’s rainforests.