Hutan Nasional El Yunque, sebelumnya dikenal sebagai Hutan Nasional Karibia, terletak di pulau Puerto Rico. Nama yang sama juga untuk puncak gunung tertinggi kedua di hutan ini. El Yunque adalah satu-satunya hutan hujan tropis di Sistem Hutan Nasional Amerika Serikat.
El Yunque-Rio Grande
Yunque is located in a green belt like most Tropical forest around the Equator, The Equator cover approximately seven percent of the Earths surface. El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The Sierra de Luquillo Mountains which transverse this area receive over 200 inches of rain a year.Located in the east side of Puerto Rico, the forests covers an area of 28,000 acres.El Yunque is big in diversity, There are more species of trees in the Forest that there are in all the other forests of the National Forest System put together.The Yokahu Tower can be seen from various forest locations. The view offers the opportunity to study the four different forest types, mountain peaks and the remaining effects of Hurricane Hugo The Taino believed their gods lived in the Sierra de Luquillo.As the home of Yuquiyu, The good God who protected them from all that was evil, gave the cloudy peaks a name which means white or sacred lands. The Spanish explores translated the Taino tern in error to \\"Yunque Petroglyphs are etched in some of the forests rocks as a reminder of the early inhabitants of the area, The Taino Indians for whom the forest had a spiritual significance Gracias al Concilio Taino por darme la oportunidad de utilizar el cd Homenaje A Nuestros Ancestros --Buren
El Portal del Yunque -parte 3
The Forest is a site for forestry training for people from around the world in cooperation with the International Institute of Tropical Forestry . It is the best studied tropical forests in the world .Lessons learned here help in developing wise management strategies for forests around the world.Over 200 inches of rain, or about 100 billion gallons, fall every year over the expanse of El Yunque .Eleven of Puerto Ricos major rivers rise here. An estimated 20% of the islands populations depend on the forests water for domestic use. Filtered by forest vegetation these are some of the purest water found on the island.4 Birds, although not very often seen, contribute to the life and colors of the forest. Some 66 species are found in El Yunque, including nine which are unique to the Island.The Puerto Rican Parrot,PuertoRican Lizard-Cuckoo,Green Mango,Puerto Rican Emerald, Puerto Rican Tdy,Puerto Rican Woodpecker,Elfin Woods Warbler, Puerto Rican Tanager and Puerto Rican Bullfinch. The Forest is home to bright colored hibiscus and more than eighty orchid varieties, leaves, vines such as the giant elephant ears and more than 150 varieties of fern. Creeping bamboos as well as mosses hanging from trees are a common sight. Many of the medication we use today come from rain forest plant. Cortisone is one of them. There are others used to treat heart disease, leukemia and nervous disorders. To today ,only a fraction of the more than half-million plant found in the rain forests have been investigated in the laboratory Gracias al Concilio Taino por darme la oportunidad de utilizar el cd- Homenaje A Nuestros Ancestros -Buren
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