Dominica Wildlife Highlights
This tiny Caribbean country isn’t known as “Nature Island” for nothing. The nation’s motto is Apres Bondie, C'est La Ter – “After God, the Earth” – and its people’s commitment to preserving their homeland’s biodiversity and natural beauty is evident everywhere you look. Almost 200 species of bird can be found on the island, as well as amazing creatures like bats, iguanas and boa constrictors. Still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, Dominica is home to the world’s second-largest hot spring and a range of mountainous peaks carpeted in greenery, with a lush habitat of rivers, rainforests and waterfalls filling the island’s interior. The surrounding ocean is also teeming with life, making Dominica one of the best places in the world to take to the waters and swim alongside the mighty sperm whale.