Enriquillo wetlands

WWF Abstract

Known as one of the natural wonders of the West Indies, this wetland ecoregion occurs in and around Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic and Lake Etang Saumatre in Haiti. Since the last ice age, sea levels have fallen and exposed the land that used to be a channel separating Haiti from the Dominican Republic. Pieces of coral and seashell provide evidence of its prior submergence under the sea.
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Biome:Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Countries:Haiti, Dominican Republic
Area:127,998 acres (51,799 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER