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The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is an unitary parliamentary constitutional republic, made up by two larger islands and some small ones. It is found north of Venezuela, and it covers only 5.131 square kilometres. It is the home of 1.349.667 citizens, of which 55% are Christians, 18% Hindi and 5% Muslims.
The climate is tropical, with two seasons annually: the dry season for the first five months of the year, and the rainy season in the remaining seven of the year.
Despite their size, they have quite some biodiversity: 98 species of mammals, 470 birds, 30 amphibians, 90 reptilians and around 2.500 species of vascular plants. And then there are the marine-life with around 500 fish and loads of corals.
Among the more interesting land-mammals are the Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus), Southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), White-fronted capuchin (Cebus albifrons), Tufted capuchin (Cebus apella), Guyanan red howler (Alouatta macconnelli), Brazilian porcupine (Coendou prehensilis), Lowland paca (Cuniculus paca), lots of bats, Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Small Asian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus), Crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus), Neotropical river otter (Lontra longicaudis), Collared peccary (Pecari tajacu), Red brocket (Mazama americana) and some opossums.
I fail to find any plants I in particular want to see, but here must be some interesting cacti. 

DIARY
Well, the plan is made, but I lack the time...

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