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Biodiversity. Very high plant diversity and endemism (13000 species and 6550 endemic) T he Goetziaceae plant family is only found in this area All 170 species of amphibians are endemic to the Caribbean 32 extinct species(13 species of birds and 19 species of mammals)

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biodiversity
Biodiversity
  • Very high plant diversity and endemism (13000 species and 6550 endemic)
  • The Goetziaceae plant family is only found in this area
  • All 170 species of amphibians are endemic to the Caribbean
  • 32 extinct species(13 species of birds and 19 species of mammals)
  • Worlds smallest bird(bee hummingbird)
  • Worlds smallest snake(Leptotyphlops)
human impact
Human Impact
  • Deforestation began in the 1500’s for sugar cane
  • Introduction of foreign animals endangers native species(mongoose have devastated reptile/amphibian population)
  • 92% of amphibians on Haiti are almost extinct
  • Agriculture/deforestation is also a major issue