Lesser Antillean dry forests

WWF Abstract

Sail a boat east from Puerto Rico and you'll soon come across the Leeward Islands. These islands contain scattered patches of dry forest. Wander through these forests and you'll come across a variety of species adapted to the dry terrain, including iguanas, butterflies, and hummingbirds. But watch out! The machineel tree thrives in areas close to the shore. The sap of this tree is so toxic that native populations used it to coat the tips of their poison arrows. And even rainwater that passes over the tree’s leaves can irritate the skin!
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Grenada, St. Lucia
Area:31,998 acres (12,949 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Caroni Swamp Wildlife Sanctuary Forest Reserve
Central Range Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary
Kronstadt Island Wildlife Sanctuary
Little Tobago Island Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary
Northern Range Wildlife Sanctuary Game Sanctuary
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER