On Trinidad , the principal forest types are: tropical rain forest , semi-deciduous rain forest , littoral woodland, deciduous seasonal woodland, and swamp/mangrove forests. The tropical rain forest is restricted to sheltered mountain valleys of Tobago’s Main Ridge.
Trinidad and Tobago dry forests are tropical dry forests located primarily in western and southern parts of the island of Trinidad , in southern parts of the island of Tobago and on smaller offshore islands including Chacachacare, Monos, Huevos, Gaspar Grande, Little Tobago and Saint Giles Island.
There are two types of rainforests — tropical and temperate.
|Number of tree species||many (hundreds)||few (10-20)|
|Types of leaves||broadleaf||needles|
|Age of trees||50-100 years||500-1000 years|
|Epiphytes||lots of different kinds including orchids and bromeliads||mostly mosses and ferns|
Run through rainforests and wander with wildlife in the heart of the Caribbean . The Caribbean is a lush, mysterious land filled with rainforests and nature reserves of tropical beauty. Stop in Puerto Rico and head to El Yunque National Rainforest to trek along tree-lined, misty trails that lead to cascading waterfalls.
There are three extant families in the New World, one of which is found in Trinidad and Tobago. All monkeys in this family are arboreal and feed primarily on leaves, fruits and insects.
As well as the vivid beauty that comes with great diversity in plants and animals, rainforests also play a practical role in keeping our planet healthy. By absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing the oxygen that we depend on for our survival. The absorption of this CO2 also helps to stabilize the Earth’s climate.
According to the latest estimates (FAO, 2000), forest cover ranges from 76 to 96 percent of the total land area in the Cook Islands , Palau, Solomon Islands and the Bahamas to under 10 percent in many of the smaller island states and zero percent in Bahrain and Malta.
As tropical rainforests are located on or close to the Equator, the climate is typically warm and wet. Most afternoons experience a heavy downpour, which helps to keep the rainforest moist. The atmosphere in the tropical rainforest is hot and humid as the result of high temperatures and abundance of water.
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The Bahamian dry forests are a tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forest ecoregion in the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, covering an area of 4,800 km2 (1,900 sq mi).
|Bahamian dry forests|
|Borders||Bahamian pineyards and Greater Antilles mangroves|
|Area||4,900 km2 (1,900 sq mi)|
Let us take you through some of the best tropical waterfalls in the Caribbean . La Mina Falls, Puerto Rico. Trafalgar Falls, Dominica. YS Falls, Jamaica. Somerset Falls, Jamaica. Belaine Falls, St. Titou Gorge, Dominica. Dunn’s River Waterfall , Jamaica. Concord Falls, Grenada.