Tobago Forest Reserve, Scarborough | CruiseBe
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Tobago Forest Reserve

Natural sights
nature reserve, rainforest, nature

The Tobago Forest Reserve (Main Ridge Reserve) is the oldest protected rainforest in the Western hemisphere and is biodiverse. It was designated a protected Crown reserve on 17 April 1776 after representations by Soame Jenyns, a Member of Parliament in Britain responsible for Tobago's development. It has remained a protected area since.
This forested area has great biodiversity, including many species of birds (such as the dancing blue-backed manakin), mammals, frogs, (non-venomous) snakes, butterflies, and other invertebrates. It is one of the most approachable areas of rainforest since it is relatively small and there are government-appointed guides who provide an authoritative guiding service through the forest at a reasonable cost. The guides are knowledgeable about the plants and the animals and can call down rare and exotic birds from the canopy by imitating their calls.

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