Rich with three ecosystems, namely the mangroves, the sea grass beds and the coral reefs, the Nature Reserve in Saint Martin boasts a wide variety of fauna.
Many species actually benefit from this environment, particularly marine turtles like the Hawksbill that can be seen in the transparent water in Tintamare.
The Marine Park Nature Reserve is situated on a large plateau that extends from the island of Anguilla to Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.
The depth in this area rarely exceeds thirty metres. This is where marine mammals like bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) have established their choice area for hunting and mating.
Bird species, both nesting and migratory, are also very numerous.
More than 27 species of shorebirds (lesser yellowlegs, plovers) frequent the humid areas of the Nature Reserve.
The seabirds, of which there are plenty, essentially frequent the steep ridges on the island of Tintamare and often follow the boats between Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.
The objective of the Nature Reserve is obviously to maintain biodiversity and protect the potential flora and fauna of the three major ecosystems present.
We are pleased to welcome you to this special area where nature is reasserting itself and hope that observing this rich biodiversity will inspire you to respect our environment.
Antenne du Conservatoire du Littoral et des Rivages Lacustres
803 Residence les Acacias - Anse Marcel
- Telephone : 05 90 29 09 72 Cel 06 90 38 77 71 - 06 90 57 95 55
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