National Trust Cayman Mastic Trail
July 3, 2007

Know Your Islands: The Mastic Trail is majestic

The Mastic Reserve & Trail on Grand Cayman protects part of the largest adjoining area of untouched, old growth dry forest remaining on the island.

This area and other similar expanses of forest in Cayman are of international significance representing some of the last remaining examples of the Caribbean’s dry, subtropical, semi deciduous dry forest, which have been the target of particularly intense deforestation throughout the SuWest Indies.

The area is home to a wide variety of animals and plants unique to the Cayman Islands, and also to large populations of trees which have vanished from more accessible places through logging in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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