Cuban moist forests

WWF Abstract

Layers of moist forest once covered much of Cuba, weaving across the island in long, green ribbons. If you were to take a trip here, you would want to bring your binoculars and a good bird guidebook--countless bird species live in these forests, including many wintering migrants that fly here from North America. Keep your eye out for reptiles, too, especially anole lizards. Some of these lizards are easier to find than others--the giant, or knight anoles can be as long as five to eight inches, while others are much smaller. The green anole also lives here; this lizard assumes a brown color while resting and then turns bright green when active. Don’t overlook the magic of the forest itself, either--the flora of Cuba is incredible, as constellations of butter-colored blossoms hang against the emerald sky of a Cuban magnolia tree. Kapok trees climb 150 feet (46 m) through the forest canopy, their flowers changing into long pods filled with silky fibers that can be used to stuff pillows or life preservers.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Cuba
Area:5,312,000 acres (2,149,690 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Buenavista Wetland Reserve
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park
Pico Mogote Ecological Reserve
Tuabaquey - Limones Ecological Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER