Grenada is a beautiful island country located in the Caribbean Sea, northwest of Trinidad and Tobago. Being a part of the Caribbean Islands biodiversity hotspot, Grenada supports a vastly diverse and interesting ecosystem. There are many animals and plants that can be solely found in this beautiful country, and many that are in danger of extinction.
The Grenada Dove
is the country's national bird, and it is critically endangered. Many efforts are being made to save this beautiful species. The Grenada Frog (Eleutherodactylus) is also unique to the island. Because of its vast ecosystem, there are many other animals that can only be found on this gorgeous Caribbean Island, for example, an ox beetle by the name of Strategus tarquiniu, a damselfly named Argia telesfordi and a land snail by the name of Bulimulus wiebesi.
There are many plants that are also unique to Grenada's ecosystem. A new species of red algae was discovered 7 years ago, joining the list of exclusive plants found on the Island, including Maytenus grenadensis, Charianthus grenadensis and Cyathea.
Grenada's natural beauty and incredible natural habitats make it a perfect location for the explorer that wants to discover new things not able to be found anywhere else in the world. The rich fauna and interesting landscapes, accompanied by the simple and colourful lifestyle of the natives will make the experience a unique one. Of course, the exclusive and interesting animals found on the island will be a highlight of the visit. We hope to be able to preserve the endangered animals that live there, but any encounter with the Grenada Dove or other or the endangered species could very well be our last opportunity to witness with our own eyes these beautiful, unique and interesting creatures.