By / 11th July, 2014 / Blog / Off

Imagen yourself in the mysterious cloud; outstandingly strangler fig wrap you in a sea of green. Add to that over 100 mammals, 400 types of birds, and 2,500 plant species, and you have Monteverde’s lush 25,700-acre reserve. While wandering along one of the hiking trails, you may spot a small hummingbird or a Resplendent.

Dr. Robert O. Lawton, a tropical forest ecologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville say tropical mountain cloud forests, among the world’s most threatened ecosystems, are likely to be suffering from losses of clouds in other parts of the world as well. Found throughout the tropics, cloud forests are typically rich in biodiversity, with each mountaintop often harboring its own unique suite of species. New York TimeĀ“s Publication