Protected areas of British Virgin Islands

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Protected area highlights for the British Virgin Islands (January 31, 2008):

 

# of
Areas

Area
km2

 

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

35

52

2.9%

- Terrestrial (% of Costa Rica's Terrestrial Territorial Area)

35

27

17.9%

- Marine and Littoral Protected Area

33

25

 

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

 

 

 


The latest World Database on Protected Areas reports 46 nationally recognized protected areas in the British Virgin Islands (11 more than in the summary above):

Site NameIUCN
Designation
Marine or
Terrestrial
Total
Area
(hectares)
Total
Marine
Area
(hectares)
Anegada Island (National Park)-Both9,100 
Beef Island (Natural Monument)-Both145 
Botanic Gardens (Park)-Both1 
Cane Garden Bay (Protected Area)-Both500 
Christiansted (National Historic Site)-Both  
Cockroach Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both1 
Cockroach Island (Bird Sanctuary)IVTerrestrial13 
Cooper Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both138 
Dead Chest Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both14 
Devil's Bay-Both2317
Diamond Cay, Jost van Dyke (Park)-Both1 
Fallen Jerusalem Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both1221
Flamingo Pond, Anegada (Bird Sanctuary)-Both44967
Fort Point (Park)-Both15 
George Dog Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both15 
Ginger Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both105 
Great Comanoe PA-Both140 
Great Dog Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both33 
Great Tobago Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both89 
Guana Island PA-Terrestrial120 
Horseshoe Reef (Protected Area)-Both3,000 
Little Jost Van Dyke (Natural Monument)-Both450 
Little Tobago Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both22 
Mosquito Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both50 
Mt. Healthy/Windmill-Both1 
Necker Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both30 
Norman Island (National Park)-Both390 
North Sound (National Park)-Both3,800 
Peter Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both430 
Prickly Pear (Park)-Both95 
Prickly Pear Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both70 
Queen Elizabeth II (Park)-Both1 
Round Rock Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both8 
Saba Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both  
Sage Mountain (Forest Park)-Both37 
Salt Island (Bird Sanctuary)-Both78 
Sandy Cay (National Park)-Both450 
Spring Bay-Both2 
St. Eustatia (Bird Sanctuary)-Both11 
The Baths (Natural Monument)-Both3 
The Dogs (Protected Area)-Both2,000 
The Seal Dogs (Bird Sanctuary)-Both3 
The Tobagos (Protected Area)-Both800 
Virgin Gorda Peak (Forest Park)IITerrestrial107 
West Dog Island-Both109
Wreck of the Rhone (Marine Park)IIIBoth324311

 

caption Map of British Virgin Islands (Source: CIA, The World Factbook)

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Further Reading:

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

Glossary

Citation

(2009). Protected areas of British Virgin Islands. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/155386

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