Plants Orchids Orchids can take you from the worst day at work to tropical jungles in an instant. Many varieties bloom for a long time - some flowers will last months before fading which makes them a perfect way to spice up a home or business environment.
bromeliads Bromeliads are a Neotropical family which means they grow virtualy exclusively in the New World tropics (and subtropics). Most come from South America with the greatest number of species found in Brazil. They range from Chile and Argentina in South America through Cental America and the Caribbean reaching their northern limit aroung Virginia in the southeastern United States.
succulents Succulent plants, also known as succulents or fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climates or soil conditions. Succulent plants store water in their leaves, stems, and also in roots. Geophytes that survive unfavorable periods by dying back to underground storage organs such as tuberous roots, corms, bulbs, and rhizomes, may be regarded as succulents
aloe Many species of Aloe appear to be stemless, with the rosette growing directly at ground level; other varieties may have a branched or unbranched stem from which the fleshy leaves spring. They vary in color from grey to bright-green and are sometimes striped or mottled. Some Aloes native to South Africa are arborescent .
canopy Dominant and co-dominant canopy trees form the uneven canopy layer. Canopy trees are able to photosynthesize relatively rapidly due to abundant light, so it supports the majority of primary productivity in forests
Animals Rhinoceroses Rhinoceroses are universally recognized because of their massive bodies, stumpy legs and either one or two dermal horns. But this animal is most famous for the fact that it has got a very thick hide. Great pigreat Hornbill is a large bird, which grows to a height of around 100 to 120 cm. It wingspan measures somewhere around 150 cm and the tail feathers are 36 inches in length. The Great Hornbills of India have an average weight of 6.5 poundsed hornbills
Animals Snakes Many snakes, such as pythons, have lots of sharp teeth, but none dedicated to delivering venom. The Hog Deer (is a small deer whose habitat ranges from Pakistan, through northern India, to mainland Southeast Asia.
Animals “The tiger's striped coat helps them blend in well with the sunlight filtering through the treetops to the jungle floor.” Tiger Tigers have great hearing and they use it to communicate over long distances. They are the largest species of felines.
Facts Keystone Species Quercusoleoides (live oak) is the dominant tree species in these remnant forests and its ability to recolonize abandoned pastures will play an important role in the restoration of tropical dry forest in the Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) of northwestern Costa Rica. Characteristics of Tropical Dry Forest With a well defined dry season, tropical dry forests have high temperatures throughout the entire year. A home to such animals like the Tasmanian devil and the American alligator, this biome occurs in areas of slightly lower rainfall next to tropical rain forests. Found primarily in Central America, southern Asia (forests here are known as Monsoon Forests), and some portions of Australia, their well defined dry season limits plant growth and the activity of animals.
Climate & Location Climate Generally warm year-round alternating wet and dry season rich soils subject to erosion. Locations Parts of Africa, South and Central America, Mexico, India, Australia, and Tropical Islands
Characteristics Tropical Dry forests grow in places where rainfall is highly seasonal rather than year-round. During the dry season nearly all the trees drop their leaves to conserve water. A tree that sheds its leaves during a particular season each year is called deciduous
Agriculture Tropical Dry Forest has good soil to grow crops such as: sugar cane corn Beans Tropical Dry Forest have good soil for cattle to graze.
Tourism Hiking Camping Swimming in the river, Bird watching Fishing and Hunting
Exploits and Conservation Human Exploits Deforestation Hazardous pests introduced by humans Species Extinction Conservation More efficient agriculture on suitable farmland Efficient forestry practice including plantations Reserves to protect species and ecosystems.