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.
Protected Areas in the Caribbean
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.
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.
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.
The Northeast Tobago Biosphere Reserve is located within the northeast region of the island of Tobago, made up of a large marine and terrestrial area. The reserve presents a rare Caribbean Island Ridge-to-Ocean ecosystem that includes the world's oldest tropical rain forest reserve.
Península de Guanahacabibes: National Park and Biosphere Reserve (Cuba) The Editor Sat, 11/17/2018 - 16:58
Guanahacabibes Peninsula is located at the westernmost point on the island of Cuba. The peninsula is sparsely populated. The waters surrounding the peninsula are spiny lobster and red snapper fishing grounds. It is both a National Park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The Pitons Management Area in the southwest of Saint Lucia contains the greater part of a collapsed stratovolcano within the volcanic system known to geologists as the Soufriere Volcanic Center. The twin Pitons, two towering volcanic spires, are the major iconic landmarks of the Caribbean island.
Saba Bank is a large offshore submerged atoll, the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean and the third largest of its kind in the world. Part of the Caribbean Netherlands, Saba Bank has some of the richest diversity of marine life in the Caribbean Sea.
Saba National Marine Park encompasses the waters and sea bed encircling the Caribbean island of Saba, from the high water mark to 200 feet in depth. In total, the marine park covers approximately 5 square miles and is managed by the Saba Conservation Foundation.