Protected areas of Saint Lucia

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Protected area highlights for Saint Lucia (January 31, 2008):

 

# of
Areas

Area
km2

 

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

51

104

2.4%

- Terrestrial (% of Saint Lucia's Terrestrial Territorial Area)

28

100

18.5%

- Marine and Littoral Protected Area

29

4

 

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

 

 

 

Wetlands of International importance (Ramsar Sites)

2

0.85

 

 
Mankoté Mangrove and Savannes Bay are recognized as important under the the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention):

Pitons Management Area is a World Heritage Site

The World Database on Protected Areas reports 80 nationally recognized protected areas in Saint Lucia (29 more that in the summary above):

Site NameIUCN
Designation
Marine or
Terrestrial
Total
Area
(hectares)
Addition to Central FoR "B" (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial121
Anse Chastanet Reefs (Marine Reserve)IVMarine 
Anse Cochon artificial reef (Marine Reserve)IVMarine 
Anse Galet-Anse Cochon reefs (Marine Reserve)IVMarine 
Anse Ger (Protected Landscape)-Both 
Anse La Chaloupe (Nature Reserve)-Terrestrial 
Anse L'Ivrogne Reef (Marine Reserve)IVMarine 
Anse Mamin Reef (Marine Reserve)IVMarine 
Anse Pointe Sable-Man Kote Mangroves (Marine Reserve)IIMarine 
Barre-de-L'Isle North (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial231
Barre-de-L'Isle South (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial818
Barrel O' Beef Rock (Nature Reserve)-Both1
Bigorneau Rocks (Nature Reserve)-Both 
Bois d'Orange (Wetland)-Terrestrial 
Bois D'Orange Mangroves (Marine Reserve)-Both80
Caesar Point to Mathurin Point reefs (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Canaries (National Park)IITerrestrial 
Canaries/Anse la Raye Marine Management Area (Marine Management Area)VIMarine 
Cas-en-Bas Mangroves (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Castries Waterworks (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial1,392
Central "A" (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial1,631
Central "B" (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial1,474
Choc (Historic Site)-Terrestrial0.2
Choc Bay Artificial Reef (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Choc Bay Mangroves (Marine Reserve)-Both80
Dennery Island (Nature Reserve)-Terrestrial 
Dennery Ridge (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial71
Dennery Waterworks (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial145
Des Bateaux Rocks (Nature Reserve)-Both 
Esperance (Protected Landscape)-Terrestrial 
Esperance Harbour Mangroves (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Fond d'Or (Historic Site)-Terrestrial 
Fond D'Or Beach (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Fond Estate acquisition (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial315
Forestiere (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial12
Four Islands (Nature Reserve)-Both 
Fregate Islands (Nature Reserve)IVTerrestrial6
Grand Anse (National Park)-Terrestrial 
Grand Anse Beach and Mangrove (Marine Reserve)-Both80
La Tourney Wetland (Forest Reserve)-Both 
Lapins Island (Reserve)-Terrestrial 
L'Islet Island (Nature Reserve)-Both 
Liverpool Rocks (Reserve)-Both 
Louvet Mangroves (Marine Reserve)-Both80
Mamelles Island (Reserve)-Terrestrial1
Maria Islands (Nature Reserve)IVTerrestrial12
Maria Islet Reef (Marine Reserve)IVMarine 
Marigot (Reserve)IbTerrestrial13
Marigot Bay Mangroves (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Marquis Estate Parcel M-1 (Forest Reserve)-Both134
Marquis Estate Parcel M-2 (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial35
Marquis Estate Parcel M-3-6 (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial15
Marquis Estate Parcel M-4-6 (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial11
Marquis Mangroves (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Morne Fortune Historic Area (Historic Site)-Terrestrial2.9
Moule-a-Chique artificial reef (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Mt. Gimie-Terrestrial 
Parrot Sanctuary (Central FoR) (Sanctuary)IVTerrestrial1,494
Pigeon Island National Landmark (Historic Site)IIITerrestrial20
Pitons Management Area-Both2,000
Point Sable (National Park)-Both 
Povert Island (Nature Reserve)-Both 
Praslin Mangroves (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Praslin Protected Landscape (Protected Landscape)-Both 
Qualibou (National Park)-Terrestrial 
Quilesse (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial1,400
Reef at Anse de Pitons (Marine Reserve)IVMarine 
Reef at Malgrétoute (Marine Reserve)IVMarine 
Reef Between Grand Caille and Rachette Point (Marine Reserve)IVMarine 
River Doree-Terrestrial 
Roche Island (Nature Reserve)-Both1
Rodney Bay Artificial Reefs (Marine Reserve)-Marine 
Roseau Dam (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial121
Roseau Wetlands (Nature Reserve)-Terrestrial 
Saltibus Grand Magazin (Forest Reserve)VITerrestrial107
Savannes Bay Mangrove Area (Marine Reserve)-Both500
Soufriere (SMMA) (Marine Management Area)VIMarine 
Tapion (Historic Site)-Both 
Vigie (Historic Site)-Terrestrial 
Vigie Beach Artificial Reef (Marine Reserve)-Marine 

caption Map of Saint Lucia (Source: CIA, The 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 Saint Lucia. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/155412

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