Hispaniolan dry forests

WWF Abstract

Visit the remaining patches of the Hispaniolan Dry Forests and you'll see many fascinating trees and wild creatures. For example, wild dwarf forest covers the small northwest peninsula of PresquÂ’ile Mole St. Nicolas in Haiti. Wander through this habitat and you'll find a riotous profusion of trees and shrubs, including mesquite, gumbo limbo, acacia, lantana, and tamarind marron. You may also see a large bird called a double-striped thick-knee! (As in all birds, its "knee" joints are actually its heels.)This bird takes shelter during the day, coming out at dusk to search for insects and lizards. It rarely flies but instead runs away in a burst of speed when alarmed.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Haiti, Dominican Republic
Area:3,839,998 acres (1,553,992 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Parc National La Visite Natural National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER