Flora & Fauna - DominicanTraveling, Dominican Republic
  1. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
  2. Eden Roc Cap Cana
  3. Ocean El Faro Resort
  4. Whala! Urban Punta Cana Hotel
  5. Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa
  6. Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
  7. Paradisus Palma Real
  8. Ocean Blue & Sand Resort
  9. Occidental Punta Cana
  10. Now Larimar Punta Cana
  11. Now Garden Punta Cana
  12. Iberostar Hotels in Bavaro ★★★★★
  13. Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort ★★★★★
  14. Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort
  15. Melia Caribe Tropical
  16. Barcelo Bavaro Palace
  17. Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort
  18. Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort – All Inclusive
  19. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  20. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  21. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  22. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  23. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  24. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  25. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  26. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  27. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  28. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  29. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  30. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  31. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  32. Barahona
  33. Altos de Chavón
  34. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  35. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  36. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  37. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  38. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  39. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  40. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  41. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  42. La Romana
  43. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  44. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  45. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  46. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  47. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  48. Flora & Fauna
  49. Dominican Republic Hotels
  50. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  51. History of the Dominican Republic
  52. Tourist Card
  53. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  54. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Monday, April 22, 2019
  1. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
  2. Eden Roc Cap Cana
  3. Ocean El Faro Resort
  4. Whala! Urban Punta Cana Hotel
  5. Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa
  6. Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
  7. Paradisus Palma Real
  8. Ocean Blue & Sand Resort
  9. Occidental Punta Cana
  10. Now Larimar Punta Cana
  11. Now Garden Punta Cana
  12. Iberostar Hotels in Bavaro ★★★★★
  13. Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort ★★★★★
  14. Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort
  15. Melia Caribe Tropical
  16. Barcelo Bavaro Palace
  17. Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort
  18. Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort – All Inclusive
  19. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  20. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  21. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  22. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  23. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  24. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  25. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  26. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  27. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  28. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  29. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  30. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  31. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  32. Barahona
  33. Altos de Chavón
  34. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  35. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  36. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  37. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  38. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  39. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  40. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  41. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  42. La Romana
  43. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  44. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  45. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  46. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  47. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  48. Flora & Fauna
  49. Dominican Republic Hotels
  50. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  51. History of the Dominican Republic
  52. Tourist Card
  53. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  54. 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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