In the Rainforest

Blue and yellow Macaw

Blue and yellow Macaw

Macaws are large, dramatic birds, of the Psittacidae family which also includes parrots .

Black Spider Monkey

Black Spider Monkey

The Black Spider Monkey (Ateles paniscus) is also known as the Red Faced Monkey .

Black Spider Monkey

Black Spider Monkey

The Black Spider Monkey (Ateles paniscus) is also known as the Red Faced Monkey .

The fish of the Iwokrama forest

The fish of the Iwokrama forest

The waterways within and around the Iwokrama Forest are home to an extremely high diversity of fish .

Silky Anteater

Silky Anteater

The smallest of the Anteaters, Cyclopes didactylus or Silky Anteater inhabits primary rain forests with continuous canopy; it lives in tall trees under the leaves to avoid detection .

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

In the Rainforest

(Savannah Deer)Odocoileus virginianus, locally known as White-tailed or Savannah Deer, has a large range from southern Canada to northern South America; obviously they can survive in a wide variety of habitats including forest, grasslands, savannah, farming and urban areas .

Capybara

Capybara

The Capybara or 'Watrush' as it’s known in Guyana is the largest rodent in the world .

Three-striped poison dart frog

Three-striped poison dart frog

Hiking through the forests of Guyana’s interior is an experience for the senses .

Ecosystems: Tropical forest

Ecosystems: Tropical forest

Over the past year, this feature has been showcasing some of the amazing plants and animals of the Iwokrama Rain Forest; now here are some details about the importance and role of tropical forests in general and their functions .

Vipers

Vipers

The last of the well-known snake families found in Guyana is the Vipers (Viperidae) .

A flower

A flower

Rain forests are rich in biodiversity and are home to many different plants and animals as well as indigenous communities .

In the Rainforest

In the Rainforest

Rain forests are rich in biodiversity and are home to many different plants and animals as well as indigenous communities .

Norantea

Norantea

Iwokrama boasts over 1,500 species of flowering plants (and counting) .

Greenheart

Greenheart

(chlorocardium rodiei)

Greenheart is found only in Guyana and is one of the most important timber species .

Kabukalli (Goupia glabra)

Kabukalli (Goupia glabra)

An indicator of disturbance, the Kabukalli (Goupia glabra) tree is especially common in secondary forests and is frequent on sandy soils and old clearings .

Common Squirrel Monkey

Common Squirrel Monkey

Saimiri sciureus, the Common Squirrel Monkey is native to northern South America and can be found in French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Amazonian Brazil and Colombia .

Rainfall in Guyana and the ITCZ

Rainfall in Guyana and the ITCZ

Warm, moist air, which is heated by solar radiation, rises vertically near the equator .

Tiger-striped leaf frog

Tiger-striped leaf frog

The Tiger-striped leaf frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna), found in the Iwokrama Forest, Guyana,   .

The Iwokrama rainforest

The Iwokrama rainforest

In the rainforest

In the rainforest  .

Brazil Nut

Brazil Nut

(Bertholletia excelsa)

The Brazil nut tree is a typically Amazonian tree that prefers non-flooded forest .



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