The Caribbean Islands biodiversity hotspot, a region encompassing 35 countries and territories, is renowned as a global ecological treasure trove. Spanning the Caribbean Sea, it is characterized by a mosaic of islands, cays, and islets, each harboring an astonishing array of unique species.
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Lago Enriquillo is a hypersaline lake located in the southwestern region of the Dominican Republic. Lago Enriquillo and Isla Cabritos National Park comprise the lake and the island at its center. Las Caritas is a collection of Indian inscriptions in a rock formation.
The Lesser Antilles Volcanic Arc forms the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Plate. This subduction process formed a number of volcanic islands, from the Virgin Islands in the north to the islands off the coast of Venezuela in the south.
Los Haitises National Park is a protected area on the remote northeastern 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 Forest Reserve (Trinidad and Tobago) The Editor Thu, 11/05/2020 - 13:53
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 rainforest, 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 habitats from globally threatened coral reefs and seagrass beds to open water. It is a sanctuary for whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, and many fish.
Massif de la Hotte: La Hotte Biosphere Reserve (Haiti) The Editor Tue, 01/08/2019 - 16:22
The Massif de la Hotte is a mountain range in southwestern Haiti located in southeastern Haiti. La Hotte Biosphere Reserve includes six mountain peaks and encompasses terrestrial and marine areas. The region is considered a biodiversity hotspot due to the wide variation in climate.
Massif de la Selle (Haiti) The Editor Sat, 10/14/2023 - 17:54
The Massif de la Selle is a mountain range in southwestern Haiti on the island of Hispaniola. Running east-west and characterized by rugged terrain, it is the highest mountain range in Haiti. The rivers of the range feed into the Cul-de-Sac plain, one of Haiti's most important agricultural regions.
Massif du Nord (Haiti) The Editor Tue, 10/10/2023 - 15:29
The Massif du Nord, also known as the Northern Massif, is a significant mountain range in Haiti located in the northern part of the country. It is one of the prominent mountainous regions of Haiti and plays an essential role in the country's geography, ecology, and culture.
Montserrat: Soufrière Hills Volcano (Caribbean) The Editor Wed, 09/11/2019 - 21:07
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 National Park protects two endemic parrots and some of Dominica's least disturbed stands of old-growth tropical rainforests. Morne Diablotin is the highest mountain on the Caribbean island and the second highest in the Lesser Antilles.