Protected areas of Barbados

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Protected area highlights for Barbados (January 31, 2008):

 

# of
Areas

Area
km2

 

Total Area of nationally recognized protected areas (% of Barbados's Territorial Area)

7

2.9

0.07%

- Terrestrial (% of Barbados's Terrestrial Territorial Area)

7

0.45

0.11%

- Marine and Littoral Protected Area

3

2.4

 

Note that some protected areas include both terrestrial area and marine area

 

 

 

Wetlands of International importance (Ramsar Sites)

1

0.2

 


Graeme Hall Swamp is recognized as important under the the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention).

The latest World Database of Protected Areas reports 13 nationally recognized protected areas in Barbados (six more than in the summary above):

Site NameIUCN
Designation
Marine or
Terrestrial
Total
Area
(Hectares)
Total
Marine
Area
(Hectares)
Barbados National Park Terrestrial7,171 
Barbados Wildlife Reserve Both  
Carlisle Bay Marine Reserve Marine  
Chancery Lane Swamp Both  
Flower Forest Private Reserve Both22 
Folkestone Marine ReserveIIBoth230227
Folkestone Park Terrestrial1.9 
Graeme Hall Swamp Reserve Both20 
Harrison's CaveIIITerrestrial2 
Jack-in-the-Box Gully Terrestrial  
Northeast Coast Marine Park Marine5,000 
Turner's Hall Woods Nature ReserveIaTerrestrial  
Welchman Hall Gully Private ReserveIVTerrestrial16 

caption Barbados. Source The CIA World Factbook.

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Further Reading:

  1. World Resources Institute (accessed May 26, 2009)
  2. World Database on Protected Areas (accessed May 26, 2009)

   

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Citation

(2009). Protected areas of Barbados. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/155381

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