Dominica is blessed with the most
pristine wilderness in the Caribbean. Originally, it was protected by sheer
mountains which led the European powers to build ports and agricultural
settlements on other islands. More recently, the enlightened citizens of this
island have sought to preserve its spectacular natural beauty and discouraged
the type of high-impact tourism which has damaged nature in most of the
Visitors can find large tropical forests, including one which is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites, hundreds of streams, spectacular coastlines and coral reefs.
The Sisserou parrot is Dominica's national bird and is indigenous to its mountain forests.
Bananas have traditionally formed the backbone of the island's economy. Between 1988 and 1999, banana production declined 63% with a 62% decline in export value, mainly due to the performance of the banana industry.
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old copra mill
"Sea Cloud" landing at Fort Shirley
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