1. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  2. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  3. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  4. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  5. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  6. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  7. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  8. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  9. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  10. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  11. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  12. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  13. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  14. Barahona
  15. Altos de Chavón
  16. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  17. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  18. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  19. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  20. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  21. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  22. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  23. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  24. La Romana
  25. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  26. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  27. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  28. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  29. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  30. Flora & Fauna
  31. Dominican Republic Hotels
  32. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  33. History of the Dominican Republic
  34. Tourist Card
  35. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  36. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Saturday, December 15, 2018
  1. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  2. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  3. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  4. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  5. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  6. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  7. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  8. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  9. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  10. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  11. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  12. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  13. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  14. Barahona
  15. Altos de Chavón
  16. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  17. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  18. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  19. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  20. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  21. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  22. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  23. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  24. La Romana
  25. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  26. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  27. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  28. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  29. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  30. Flora & Fauna
  31. Dominican Republic Hotels
  32. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  33. History of the Dominican Republic
  34. Tourist Card
  35. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  36. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Flora & Fauna

Flora and Fauna in the Dominican Republic

Flora and Fauna in the Dominican Republic

The Caribbean is home to a wide variety of exotic plants and creatures because of its location in the tropics. With high annual rainfall and temperatures all year round, a variety of flora and fauna receive the ideal conditions required for breeding and blossoming. The Dominican Republic does not differ in this regard as wildlife flourishes on it lands and in its waters. However, the kinds of flora and fauna vary by region due to variations in vegetation caused by rock type, soil, drainage, relief etc, salinity and the effects of microclimates.

In the wetter sections of the island, such as Lake Enriquillo and along the coast, flamingos, crocodiles, ducks, doves and aquatic life such as Spanish mackerel, snapper, mullet, etc thrive, along with plants such as the red, white and button mangroves. Manatees, humpback whales, dolphins, sponges, crustaceans, turtles, mollusks, sea urchins and a wide variety of fish are also among the aquatic life of the island.

Lush, dense, green rainforests are located mainly on the eastern half of the country, along the coast, in lowland areas, and are home to many birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles such as iguanas, hutia/agouti, frogs, wild boars, snakes, solenodon, and insects and over 19 species of bats. Over 300 species of birds have been identified in the Dominican Republic making it one of the best countries in the Caribbean to bird watch. These species include the National.

Bird i.e. the Palmchat, the Hispaniolan parrot, the parakeet, the woodpecker, the palm crow and much more. According to the UN, 14.5% of these animals exist only in the Dominican Republic. These subtropical rainforests contain much of the vegetation on the island and tree species such as royal palms, coconut palms, Hispaniolan Mahogany and West Indian cider are common along with epiphytic and parasitic plants.

In the northern region of the island, at elevations of about 800ft, are the  Hispaniolan pine forests which are comprised mainly of pines, ferns, Sabina, ebony, etc while on the plains, savannah vegetation is found which includes a variety of scrub and grass species and trees such as the sandpaper tree or “perajelo” , sea grape  and oak .

In the southwestern region, the landscape is arid, much like a desert, and is comprised mainly of cacti, cashew and other plants and animals such as the rhinoceros iguana which are adapted for these dry conditions. The unspoiled forests of the Dominican Republic support flora and fauna which are found nowhere else in the world adding to the uniqueness of the island and the Caribbean region as a whole.

 

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