In Barbados, 18.6% of the island is forested and is home to 248 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles including the infamous Barbados Black Belly Sheep. Additionally, it is home to at least 572 species of plants. While Barbados has very few endemic species. The marine biodiversity is comparatively high with approximately fifty hard corals and almost six hundred fish species recorded.
The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund supports projects that contribute to protecting these rich marine and terrestrial ecosystems.