Protected areas of Dominican Republic

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Protected area highlights for the Dominican Republic (January 31, 2008):

 

# of
Areas

Area
km2

 

Total Area of nationally recognized protected areas (% of the Dominican Republic's Territorial Area)

59

39,970

 

- Terrestrial (% of the Dominican Republic's Terrestrial Territorial Area)

59

13,850

28.5%

- Marine and Littoral Protected Area

15

26,120

 

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

 

 

 

Nationally recognized protected areas greater than 1,000 km2

1

 

 

Nationally recognized protected areas greater than 10,000 km2

0

 

 

Wetlands of International importance (Ramsar Sites)

1

200

 

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves

1

4,767

 


Lago Enriquillo is recognized as important under the the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention).

Jaragua - Bahoruco - Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve is recognized under the UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves program.

The latest World Database on Protected Areas reports 69 nationally recognized protected areas in the Dominican Republic (10 more than in the summary above):

Site NameIUCN
Designation
Marine or
Terrestrial
Total
Area
(hectares)
Total
Marine
Area
(hectares)
Arístides A. Estrada Torres (Wildlife Sanctuary)IVTerrestrial31,950 
Armando Bermúdez (National Park)IITerrestrial76,600 
Bahía Maimón (Natural Monument)-Both1,200 
Bahoruco Oriental-Terrestrial240,000 
Banco de la Plata (Marine Mammal Sanctuary)IVBoth374,0002,500,000
Cabo Engaño-Both  
Cabo Francés Viejo (National Park)-Both125 
Carretera Barahona-Enriquillo (Protected Landscape)VTerrestrial8700 
Casabito-Terrestrial  
Cayos Siete Hermanos (Bird Sanctuary)IVBoth  
Cinturón Verde de Santo Domingo (Protected Landscape)VTerrestrial14,000 
Costa del Este-Terrestrial  
Cruz Verde-Terrestrial80,000 
Cueva de las Maravillas (National Park)-Terrestrial45 
Cuevas de Borbon o El Pomier (Anthropological Reserve)-Terrestrial400 
Del Este (National Park)IIBoth42,00029,914
Donald y Annabelle Dod (Natural Monument)IIITerrestrial8 
Dr.Jesús de Jesús Jiménez A. (Multiple Use Reserve)VITerrestrial3,500 
Dr.Juan J. Llenas Julia (Multiple Use Reserve)VITerrestrial7,750 
Dunas de las Calderas (Natural Monument)IIIBoth1,500 
Ebano Verde (Strict Nature Reserve)IaTerrestrial2,310 
El Aceitillar-Cabo Rojo (Scenic View)VTerrestrial41000 
El Choco (National Park)-Terrestrial7755 
Erik L. Ekman (National Park)IITerrestrial57800 
Estero Hondo (National Park)-Terrestrial1000 
Humedal Dr. Miguel Canela Lázaro (Multiple Use Reserve)VITerrestrial560 
Humedal Dr.Juan Bta. Pérez Rancier (Multiple Use Reserve)VITerrestrial663 
Humedal Tammy Domínguez-Amaury Villalba (Multiple Use Reserve)VITerrestrial2680 
Humedales de la Península de Samana (Multiple Use Reserve)VITerrestrial369 
Humedales Félix Servio Ducoudray (Multiple Use Reserve)VITerrestrial300 
Idelisa Bonnelly de Calventy (Protected Landscape)VTerrestrial525 
Isabel de Torres (Natural Scientific Reserve)IIITerrestrial2200 
Isla Cabritos (National Park)IITerrestrial2400 
Isla Catalina (Natural Monument)-Both960 
Jaiqui picado-Terrestrial  
Jaragua (National Park)IIBoth137,40079,000
José del Carmen Ramírez (National Park)IITerrestrial76,400 
Juan Pablo Duarte (National Park)IITerrestrial168,400 
Julio Cicero M. (National Park)IITerrestrial17,970 
La Caleta (National Park)IIBoth1,000 
La Gran Laguna (National Park)-Terrestrial1,540 
Lago Enriquillo (National Park)IITerrestrial32,030 
Laguna de Cabral o Rincón (National Park)IIITerrestrial24,054 
Laguna Don Gregorio (Multiple Use Reserve)VITerrestrial23 
Laguna Mallén (Multiple Use Reserve)VITerrestrial140 
Lagunas Bavaro y Caletan (National Park)-Terrestrial200 
Lagunas Cabarette y Goleta-Terrestrial  
Lagunas Redonda y Limón (Natural Scientific Reserve)IIIBoth10,7704,342
Las Dunas de Baní-Terrestrial1,000 
Litoral Norte de Puerto Plata (National Park)IIBoth75 
Litoral Sur de Santo Domingo (National Park)-Both1,075 
Loma Barbacoa-Terrestrial250 
Loma Guaconejo (National Park)-Terrestrial5,000 
Loma la Herradura-Terrestrial1,000 
Los Haitises (National Park)IIBoth154,30051,100
Luis Ariza Julia (Protected Landscape)VTerrestrial2,200 
Montana La Humeadora (National Park)-Terrestrial4,200 
Monte Cristi (National Park)IIBoth130,950110,850
Padre Miguel Fuerte Loren (Wildlife Sanctuary)IVTerrestrial7,000 
Parque Submarino La Caleta (National Park)IIBoth1,010 
Playa Chiquita de Azua (Costa Sur)-Terrestrial  
Quita Espuela (Strict Nature Reserve)IaTerrestrial7,250 
Rio Comate/Rio Comatillo (Bayaguana)-Terrestrial  
Sierra de Bahoruco (National Park)IITerrestrial102,700 
Sierra de Martin Garcia (National Park)-Terrestrial31,900 
Sierra de Neiba (National Park)IITerrestrial40,700 
Sur de Santo Domingo (Protected Landscape)VTerrestrial1,075 
Valle Nuevo (Natural Scientific Reserve)IITerrestrial40,900 
Villa Elisa (Dr Orlando Cruz Franco) (Scientific Reserve)IaTerrestrial15 

caption Map of Dominican Republic (Source: CIA, The World Factbook)

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Further Reading:

  1. http://earthtrends.wri.org/pdf_library/country_profiles/bio_cou_214.pdf 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 Dominican Republic. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/155392

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