The Caribbean, or West Indies, is a region of the Americas that consists of several groups of islands within or bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean. The region includes more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays.
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Los Haitises National Park is a protected area located on the remote northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Featuring a spectacular landscape of conical hills, mangroves and coastal rock islets, it protects a diverse habitat of subtropical forests and coastal mangroves.
Main Ridge is the primary mountainous spine of the island of Tobago in the southern Caribbean. The Main Ridge Forest Reserve, which encompasses about 10,000 acres of tropical rain forest, is one of the oldest protected areas in the world.
The Man of War Shoal National Marine Park is located off the southern shore of Sint Maarten. The park protects a range of habitats from globally threatened coral reefs and seagrass beds to open water. It is a sanctuary for whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and a wide array of fish.
Massif de la Hotte: La Hotte Biosphere Reserve (Haiti) The Editor Tue, 01/08/2019 - 16:22
The La Hotte Biosphere Reserve is located in southeastern Haiti, includes six mountain peaks, and encompasses both terrestrial and marine areas. The region is considered a biodiversity hotspot due to the wide variation in climate, which ranges from humid to subtropical dry.
Montserrat is an island and overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the West Indies, nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean." The Soufrière Hills volcano is an active, complex stratovolcano with many lava domes forming its summit on the Caribbean island.
Morne Diablotin is the highest mountain in Dominica and the second highest in the Lesser Antilles. Morne Diablotin National Park protects two endemic parrots and some of the least disturbed stands of tropical rain forest on the Caribbean island.
Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a World Heritage Site located in Dominica. Luxuriant natural tropical forest blends with scenic volcanic features, centered on the volcano known as Morne Trois Pitons, while hosting the richest biodiversity in the Lesser Antilles.
Mount Pelée: Town of Saint-Pierre (Martinique) The Editor Wed, 06/01/2022 - 14:59
Mount Pelée is an active volcano located in the northern part of the island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. The volcano was the source of one of the deadliest eruptions in recorded history which destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre in 1902, once the most important city on the island.
These Haitian monuments date from the beginning of the 19th century, when Haiti proclaimed its independence. The Palace of Sans Souci, the buildings at Ramiers and the Citadel serve as universal symbols of liberty, being the first monuments to be constructed by black slaves who had gained their freedom.
Nature Reserve of Saint Barthélemy The Editor Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:27
The Nature Reserve of Saint Barthélemy, 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.