Trinidad and Tobago moist forests

WWF Abstract

Moist forest covers most of Trinidad and the smaller island of Tobago. In the lowlands, tall evergreens reach soaring heights of 150 feet (45 m). Epiphytes and lianas cling to the buttressed roots and twisting branches of these large trees. Giant flowers hang from the knobby branches of stout wild chataigne trees. Small groves of tall mora trees stand out against the horizon. Orchids abound in the moist forest, with 200 different species found in Trinidad. As elevation increases, vegetation becomes dense and lush, with mosses, ferns, and the occasional bright begonia covering the forest floor. Mountain palms mix with the stunning red-leaved chaconia tree. At the highest elevations, stunted, gnarled forest grows, buffeted by strong winds.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Trinidad and Tobago
Area:1,151,998 acres (466,197 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bush Bush Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary
Central Range Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary
Kronstadt Island Wildlife Sanctuary
Little Tobago Island Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary
Northern Range Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary
Southern Watershed Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary
Trinity Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary
Valencia Wildlife Sactuary Wildlife Sanctuary
Victoria-Mayaro Forest Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER