Sage Mountain National Park is a protected area located on the island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI). Located to the southwest of the BVI capital, Road Town, the park is named after the highest peak in all of the Virgin Islands.
Protected Areas in the Caribbean
St. Mary's Biosphere Reserve is located in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles on the island of St. Kitts. The reserve is an important site in terms of biological diversity. It is comprised of cloud forests, mangroves and coral reefs.
The Saint-Martin National Nature Reserve protects the environment of the northeastern coast, which provides habitat to many species. The reserve comprises rocky coasts, cliffs and beaches while the offshore area is composed of marine flowering plants and many coral formations.
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.
The Seaflower Biosphere Reserve encompasses the entire land and marine territory of the Archipelago of San Andres, Old Providence and Santa Catalina in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. The archipelago supports diverse marine and bird life as well as extensive coral reefs.
The Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve is located at the eastern part of Cuba's Guaniguanico mountain range. It protects over 100 square miles of tropical forests with evergreen and semi-deciduous environments. It was also the site of the first major coffee plantation in the New World.
Turquino National Park is located in Santiago de Cuba Province, southeastern Cuba. The park is situated within the Sierra Maestra mountain range that runs westward across the south of the old Oriente Province in southeast Cuba, rising abruptly from the coast.
The Sint Eustatius National Marine Park encircles the entire island and extends up to 2 miles offshore. Created in 1966, the park covers 6,800 acres and protects a variety of habitats including pristine, biologically-diverse coral reef, seagrass beds, sandy seabed and open ocean communities.
The Tobago Cays are an archipelago located in the Southern Grenadines of the Lesser Antilles, comprising five small islands and extensive coral reefs. The cays are the key element of the Tobago Cays Marine Park run and owned by the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines government.
Virgin Islands National Park, renowned throughout the world for its breathtaking beauty, includes steep hillsides, rocky shores, coral sand beaches, numerous bays, coral reefs, canyons of coral ledges, turtle grass beds, mangrove swamps and natural salt ponds.