Posts Tagged ‘flora and fauna’

  • Peerless Guánica’s Dry Forests
    Peerless Guánica’s Dry Forests
    Guánica Dry Forest Reserve is located between Mayaguez and Ponce in the Southwest of the Island and which has an extensive sprawling area of 9500 acres. Guánica dry forest reserve is an exotic unprecedented and phenomenal location. It is squashed with some of the marvellous and breath-taking natural creations; nature has been too kind-hearted and generous to this place. This terrain is huddled with matchless beauty which is perhaps unsurpassable.  Besides, possessing 10,000 acres of dry land it is a haven to over 600 uncommon types of flora and fauna, including 48 endangered species and 16 that are unique to Puerto Rico. This place is enriched with profuse natural creations and wildlife safari. It has striking landscape views with loads of diversity pouring in. This location is also sanctuary to another 140 different species of  [...]
    Posted at September 2nd, 2009 at 10:09 am
  • Guernsey Islands – A Traveller’s Paradise – Part II
    Guernsey Islands – A Traveller’s Paradise – Part II
    Guernsey, a thriving island part of the Channel Islands has an impressive blend of fascinating vistas and modernity. As it is situated close to the UK mainland, it is the ideal place to head off to for a family vacation where the kiddie brigade won’t get weary with the travelling. The park at St. Pierre Du Bois is a wonderful place to unwind. A visit to the Guernsey Folk Museum is bound to transport you into the past where one find Victorian styled classrooms, play areas, cleaning house, dairy and till area that all showcase the lifestyle of people living in the past century. The Fort Grey constructed in the 1804 for shielding the island from French incursion, is an amusing fort called locally ‘Cup and Saucer’ due to its characteristic shape is situated in the most pictorial areas of the island on the rocky west coast of Guernsey  [...]
    Posted at August 4th, 2009 at 04:08 am
  • Andaman Islands – Treasure Trove Islands Part-I
    Andaman Islands – Treasure Trove Islands Part-I
    Lobbed away from the Indian mainland, Andaman and Nicobar islands is the archipelago comprising of 572 bright emerald islands, atolls and rocks that has been the abode to some of the most primeval tribes in the world. Situated on the South-East part of the Bay of Bengal, it is home to India’s singular active volcano. Andamans offers a wide ranging experience right from its tumultuous past to its vast flora and fauna, the lush rainforests- a naturalist’s haunt, adventure sports along with a host of other options in the offing. Located 29 kms from Port Blair is the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, where one can get up close to the unique coral forms and underwater marine life from glass bottom boats. The Marine Park spans a 281.5 sq.km area comprising of bays, wide open seas and 15 islands of varying sized islands. The scenic  [...]
    Posted at July 18th, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • Mystery Islands Of Italy – Part 1
    Mystery Islands Of Italy – Part 1
    The Mediterranean islands spanning Italy are bursting with stunning locales and enthralling facts, right from Alicudi to the amazing Capri. Alicudi, the secluded, serene fisherman’s island, which is an enticing volcanic rock in the middle of the sea with surrounding cerulean waters, bears proud listing as an area of special interest in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This island lies off the north coast of Sicily, home to about a hundred some people, has amazing display of flora and fauna, and wandering birds during the spring and summer months. Palmarola is the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea with its sparkling clean waters, weathered coastline speckled with caves, inlets, ledges and rock faces. Ideal for the solitude seeker with yacht charters available on which one can view the picturesque views of the caves and majestic rock  [...]
    Posted at June 6th, 2009 at 04:06 am
  • Great Barrier Reef ……… A Natural Wonder Of The World
    Great Barrier Reef ……… A Natural Wonder Of The World
    The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and the only living thing on earth visible from space. It is the largest coral reef in the world, situated parallel to the coast of Queensland. It stretches from the coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the tip of Cape York Australia, for almost 2,000km. This stupendous wonder of the modern era comprises of, billions upon billions of living coral polyps, which are actually microscopic organisms. The Great Barrier Reef is world’s busiest marine life sanctuary because of its diverse population of living creatures. The Great Barrier Reef is of such pristine condition that it was listed by the World Heritage Trust as a protected site and is therefore managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority which protects the area from many human and environmental  [...]
    Posted at May 30th, 2009 at 04:05 pm