Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences
Tropical dry forests occur in nearly every tropical country. This forest type provides critical habitat for large mammals and migratory birds, and patches of dry forest can support a high proportion of endemic plant and animal species, as well as being highly valued for agricultural and production forestry uses. Consequently, conservation and understanding of these forests need emphasis, yet conservationists and scientists still frequently overlook this ecosystem.
Van Bloem, Skip; Lugo, Ariel E.; and Murphy, Peter G., "Regional Forest Types - Tropical Dry Forests" (2004). Publications. 20.