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The landscapes of Grenada, once heavily covered with forested species especially in upper altitudes are now being increasingly threatened by encroaching agriculture, housing and other urban developments. Special features of the Grenada landscapes and seascapes include: low lying landscapes, small outer islands and an island shelf to the north and south of mainland Grenada. These outer islands are considerably less mountainous than the central part of the main island and notable for their white sand beaches generated by coral reef derivatives. They are also noted for being relatively dry when compared with the mountainous areas of the main island; the local area biodiversity distinctly reflects the wetter or drier environments.