Biodiversity Montserrat (MSR)
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 401 90 No
Freshwater 2 2 No
Total 405 92 No
Geography and Climate Montserrat located in Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico Area comparatively about 0.6 times the size of Washington, DC. Climate is tropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation. Terrain consists of volcanic islands, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowland. Elevation extreme has the lowest point in Caribbean Sea 0 m and highest point in Chances Peak 914 m. Land use: arable land: 20%, permanent crops: 0%, permanent pastures: 10%, forests and woodland: 40%, other: 30% (1993 est.). Natural hazards are severe hurricanes (June to November); volcanic eruptions (full-scale eruptions of the Soufriere Hills volcano occurred during 1996).

Ref.  Anonymous, 1999
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