Cuban dry forests

WWF Abstract

If you visit the dry forests of Cuba, you might want to bring an extra pair of shoes. In some places, the terrain is called diente del perro (teeth of the dog), and it's guaranteed to shred the soles of your shoes! But you'll still be glad you made the trip if you encounter some of the amazing biodiversity of this island. Look inside the crevices of this jagged rock and you might see the small Guanahacabibes whistling frog. Small caves and holes serve as den sites for large Cuban iguanas. Elsewhere in the dry forests on the island, you might see the endangered blue-headed quail-dove foraging on the ground for seeds, berries, and snails.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Cuba
Area:16,255,998 acres (6,578,569 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

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