Thursday, February 7, 2013

French Guiana's fauna

I've recentely started to swap with Manuela, the owner of this blog She's from Porto, Portugal and asked me to her portuguese cards and she's sending cards from all over the worl. One of those cards was this one from French Guiana, my 1st from there.

French Guiana overseas region of France on the North Atlantic coast of South America. It has borders with two nations: Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west.

© Photos Thierry Montford
French Guiana is home to many unique and important ecosystems: tropical rainforests, coastal mangroves, savannahs, inselbergs and many types of wetlands. French Guiana has one of highest levels of biodiversity in terms of both flora and fauna. This is due to the presence of old-growth forests (i.e., ancient/primary forests), which are biodiversity hotspots. The rainforests of French Guiana provide shelter for many species during dry periods and terrestrial glaciation. - in: wikipedia

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