Protected Area

Saint Barthélemy Nature Reserve Editor Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:27
Saint Barthélemy Nature Reserve, founded in 1996 to protect underwater ecosystems, covers 2,965 acres in five sectors. It was established with the objective of conserving coral reefs, sea grass beds and marine life. The reserve has coral formations in an area of 680 acres.

Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve (US Virgin Islands)

Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve is located on the island of St. Croix. The protected area preserves upland watersheds, mangrove forests and marine environments. It also contains the the only known site where a Columbus expedition set foot on what is now U.S. territory.

Santa Rosa National Park (Costa Rica)

Santa Rosa National Park, the first national park established in Costa Rica, was created in 1971. The park covers an area of approximately 495 sq km (191 sq mi).

Santa Rosa was originally a farm located in northwestern Guanacaste Province. Today an old hacienda building, "La Casona," functions as the monument commemorating the fallen heroes of the different battles that took place here.