Protected areas of Cayman Islands

July 30, 2012, 12:43 am
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Rum Point - Grand Cayman, Source: Franco Caruzzo/Flickr

Protected area highlights for the Cayman Islands (July 30, 2011):

 

 

# of
Areas

Area
km2

 

Total Area of nationally recognized protected areas (% of the Cayman Islands's Territorial Area)

49

 

 

- Terrestrial (% of the Cayman Islands's Terrestrial Territorial Area)

5

25.2

8.7%

- Marine and Littoral Protected Area

44

89.1

1.2%

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

 

 

 

Wetlands of International importance (Ramsar Sites)

1

1.9

 


Booby Pond and Rookery is recognized as important under the the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention).

The World Database on Protected Areas reports 49 nationally recognized protected areas in the Cayman Islands.

  Site Name IUCN
Designation
Marine or
Terrestrial
Total
Area
(Hectares)
Total
Marine
Area
(Hectares)
1 12 - Mile Bank East Grouper Spawning Site IV Both 258 258
2 12 - Mile Bank West Grouper Spawning Site IV Both 323 323
3 Bat Cave Beach Replenishment Zone IV Marine 35 35
4 Bloody Bay - Jackson Point (Little Cayman) Marine Park II Both 248 248
5 Booby Pond and Rookery Animal Sanctuary IV Both 192 82
6 Bowse Bluff - Rum Point (Grand Cayman) Marine Park II Both 59 59
7 Brac Parrot Reserve (Cayman Brac) IV Terrestrial 72.8  
8 Cayman Brac East Grouper Spawning Site   Both 157 157
9 Cayman Brac West Grouper Spawning Site IV Both 96 96
10 Cayman Dive Lodge (Grand Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Marine 5 5
11 Central Mangrove Wetland Ib Terrestrial 240  
12 Colliers Pond (Grand Cayman) Animal Sanctuary IV Both 32 11
13 Coral Isle Club (Cayman Brac) Replenishment Zone IV Marine 4 4
14 Dick Sessingers Bay - Beach Point (Cayman Brac) Marine Park II Marine 213 213
15 Frank Sound RpZ (Grand Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Both 221 221
16 Govenor Michael Gore Bird Sanctuary IV Terrestrial 0.74  
17 Grand Cayman East Grouper Spawning Site IV Both 152 152
18 Grand Cayman West Grouper Spawning Site IV Both 206 206
19 Head of Barkers - Flats (Grand Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Marine 348 348
20 Jennifer Bay - Deep Well (Cayman Brac) Marine Park II Marine 92 92
21 Little Cayman East Grouper Spawning Site IV Both 154 154
22 Little Cayman West Grouper Spawning Site   Both 141 141
23 Little Sound (Grand Cayman) Environmental Zone Ib Both 1731 1028
24 Mary's Bay - East Point (Little Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Marine 250 250
25 Mastic Reserve (Grand Cayman) II Terrestrial 169  
26 Meagre Bay Pond S (Grand Cayman) Animal Sanctuary IV Both 38 17
27 No Diving Zone (East) IV Both 179 179
28 No Diving Zone (West) IV Both 160 160
29 North Sound (Grand Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Both 3,368 3,368
30 North West Point - West Bay Cemetery (Grand Cayman) Marine Park II Marine 136 136
31 Old Pageant Beach - Sand Cay Apartments (Grand Cayman) Marine Park   Both 174 174
32 Preston Bay - Main Channel MP (Little Cayman) Marine Park II Marine 92 92
33 Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park II Terrestrial 24  
34 Radio Mast - Sand Bluff (Grand Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Marine 156 156
35 Salina Reserve (Grand Cayman) Nature Reserve Ib Both 257  
36 Salt Water Point - Beach Point RpZ (Cayman Brac) Replenishment Zone IV Both 27 27
37 Salt Water Pond / Dennis Point Pond Animal Sanctuary IV Both 24 6
38 Scotts Anchorage - White Bay (Cayman Brac) Marine Park II Both 45 45
39 South Hole Sound (Little Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Marine 340 340
40 South Sound (Grand Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Both 314 314
41 South Sound Coast (Grand Cayman) Environmental Zone   Both    
42 Spanish Cove Resort - Jetty (Grand Cayman) Marine Park II Both 8 8
43 Spott Bay (Cayman Brac) Replenishment Zone IV Both 11 11
44 Spotter Bay - Anchors Point (Grand Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Marine 67 67
45 Treasure Island Resort - Old Pageant Beach (Grand Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Marine 36 36
46 Un-named Replenishment Zone   Both 0.04  
47 Victoria House- Treasure Island Resort (Grand Cayman) Marine Park II Marine 512 512
48 West Bay Cemetery - Victoria House (Grand Cayman) Replenishment Zone IV Marine 71 71

 

 

 

 

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Citation

(2012). Protected areas of Cayman Islands. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbeead7896bb431f6998e5

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