Lowland Rain Forest

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Many trees in lowland tropical rain forest have tall, straight trunks, especially the dipterocarps (far left) that are marketed as Philippine mahogany.

Climate is largely responsible for shaping the four widespread and several restricted types of habitats that originally occurred in the Philippines. Scroll down to learn about the different types of habitat, or jump to specific habitats using the links on the right.