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Tropical dry forest

  1. 1. TROPICAL DRY FORESTMadagascan Dry Deciduous Forests SABRINA, CHRISTOPHER
  2. 2. TROPICAL DRY FOREST• found in India, Australia, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mex ico, Africa, and Madagascar.
  3. 3. WHERE IS IT ?? • The dry deciduous forests of western Madagascar are some of the world’s richest and most distinctive tropical dry forests.
  4. 4. ABIOTIC FACTORS • ABIOTIC FACTORS * warm year around * rich soils * alternating wet and dry season * sunlight
  5. 5. NATIVE PLANTS • Endemism • Baobabs • Acacias • Indio Desnuda
  6. 6. NATIVE ANIMALS • The biggest predator, FOSSA • Fat-tailed dwarf lemur • Sifaka • Mouse lemur • Sportive lemur
  7. 7. COOPERATION BETWEEN SPECIES• Cooperation: Herbivores watching over each other’s back (EX: Allen’s Gallinule and White-throated Rail)
  8. 8. COMPETITION BETWEEN SPECIES• Competition: Carnivores competing against prey (EX: Fossa and small animals)
  9. 9. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES • Hiking • Camping • Swimming • Tree climbing • Animal viewing
  10. 10. POINTS OF INTEREST Sarodrano cavesTOLIARA Nosy Satana
  11. 11. AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL• Temperatures are high all year• Dry forests receive low rainfall amounts, as little as 20 inches (50 cm) per year
  12. 12. SUGGEST SUPPLIES
  13. 13. THREATS• Agricultural fires• Erosion and soil degradation• hunting and over- collection of species from the wild.
  14. 14. ENDANGERED SPECIES• Fossa• Golden-crowned sifaka• Perrier’s Sifaka
  15. 15. FEAR OF CLIMATE CHANGEGLOBAL WARMING!!!
  16. 16. Why is this biome important??• Tropical dry forest contains fertile soils(rich in nutrients )• It contains different kinds of animals (tigers, lizards, birds)
  17. 17. QUESTIONS• What are the suggested supplies you should bring?• What is the biggest predator in Madagascan Dry Deciduous Forests?• Where is Madagascan Dry Deciduous Forests?
  18. 18. REFERANCE• http://www.parcs-madagascar.com/fiche-aire- protegee_en.php?Ap=38• http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi% 2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0000402• http://www.wildmadagascar.org/overview/ec osystems.html• http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/ecore gions/madagascar_dry_forests.cfm

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