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  • Fauna and Flora

  • Coral, submarin Gardens

    Coral

    Color on the bottom of the sea
    The underwater world of the Dominican Republic keeps a great secret: natural coral reefs, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country.

  • Bees: Small But Great Workers

    Bees

    Global food production depends on pollination and bee population is declining worldwide. The natural process that allows flowers fertilization is about to disappear.

  • Biodiversity: What happens?

    Biodiversity Dominican Republic

    Many species are not identified yet, but biodiversity declines faster than ever. Natural habitats decrease before rapid human population growth, if continues, a large percentage of species could disappear in the following years.

  • Cayenne Flower

    Cayenne Flower

    It grows almost throughout the country and seems it was born to decorate the hair of young maidens who were so vain when went out to their homes shelters, to wait for the noble knight they would choose as husband. Even today, the typical Dominican dance presentations are not complete without cayenne adornment.

  • The Manatee, the ‘cow’ of the Sea. A Protected and Endangered Species

    Manatee
    Legend has it that in the sixteenth century lived in Santo Domingo a chief name Caramatex who had a strange animal called Mato. This animal, according to history was a manatee; it was found by the Indians caught between nets.
     
  • Staghorns, An antler-shaped fern

    Staghorns
    This curious plant is native of Australia but the success of its adaptation to our geographic area in our continent is due to the temperature that predominates in many places of America, like this Caribbean island has. Its generic name, platycerium, means flat horns and refers to the leaves shape. The fern resemblance to staghorns makes it peculiar and unique. 
  • The dolphin language

    Dolphin

    Dolphins have the size of the brain larger than the rest of the animals. These mammals, like their sisters, the whales, reason and it is because they have a layer that covers the brain, so that they are smarter than the rest.

  • Starfish, a marine splendor

    Starfish

    The ocean is the home of unique animals and plants, however, they are threatened every day.

  • The Woodpecker, the dark creeper living in Hispaniola

    Woodpecker

    According to some religions, cultures and epic traditions, birds are bound up with human soul. They are considered to be the mediators between two worlds due to their constant flag between earth and sky.

  • Mahogany, the national tree

    Mahogany

    Referring to mahogany is to talk about the national floral emblem. Since 2011 it becomes the national tree, although it is precisely at that time when the flower of mahogany lost its condition of national emblem and was replaced by the Rose of Bayahibe.

  • Amber, the stone fire

    Amber

    One of the greatest treasures available to Dominican Republic is amber, a fossil resin that from immemorial times has fascinated mankind.

  • Getting to know “Lambí”

    Getting to know “Lambí”

    Its scientific name is “Strombus gigas”, but in Dominican Republic is known as its popular name, “Lambí”. This mollusk is not only around “Hispaniola Island”, but also in the United States and Central America. It is one of the seven species of the “Strombidae” that is located in the western Atlantic Ocean.

  • Seahorses, Faithful Partners

    Seahorses, Faithful Partners

    There are around 40 known seahorse species in different sizes and appearance. “The Hippocampus Denise Pigmeo” is a coin-sized seahorse. It is the smallest one. Its orange-colored lumpy skin works as the perfect camouflage in the western pacific. It is the master of disguise. Among other big-sized species, there is one with a big womb which lives around Australia and New Zealand. It is 13-inch long. 

  • The romanticism of hydrangeas

    The romanticism of hydrangeas

    Main lungs of the world, plants improve our ecosystem and are essential in our nature, but also have a great value at decorative level. Maintenance must be continuous, especially because they must be care by experts that know their habitat.

  • Pelicans, The seabirds

    Pelicans, The seabirds

    Birds play a very important role in ecosystems. They assist in the propagation of seeds in many environments which contributes to the reforestation of woods. Also, they influence in the pollination of some flora species, thereby benefiting the reproduction of these. In addition, certain birds are used to know the health status of some ecosystems.

  • The flower ot the sun

    The flower ot the sun

    It symbolizes long life and good luck in Chinese culture and denotes vitality, positivism and energy in the Western culture. Even as a spiritual element, it is a symbol of constant search for light and, therefore, for God.

  • Cacata

    Cacata

    Don’t get bitten by a cacata