Palmas Own Private Rainforest – Pterocarpus Rainforest
The Pterocarpus Forest…An Ecological Jewel in the Caribbean
- The residential/tourist complex Palmas del Mar is privileged because it shelters the largest known Pterocarpus swamp forest in Puerto Rico. This forest, which is 51.67 “cuerdas” in size, serves as habitat to 44 species of flora and 52 species of fauna, of which 13 are considered endemic. To that effect, the commitment shown by Palmas del Mar residents toward the protection of these ecologically-valuable lands or ecological jewel will preserve and ensure the adequate use of important resources for present and future generations, not only within this community, but for everyone in the Island.