A Preliminary Assessment of the Species Richness of the Madamas Watershed: A Proposed National Park
Keywords:Madamas, elevational gradient, species richness, endangered species
A preliminary species inventory and elevational transect was conducted in the Madamas Valley of Trinidad. A total of 50 tree species, 63 bird species, 24 bat species, 8 non-volant mammals, and 21 butterfly species were recorded from eight sample sites. This study recommends that a Protected Natural Area include the Madamas Valley.