Guadeloupe National Park

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A result of the efforts of a certain number of naturalists and scientists eager to protect and enhance the most prestigious sites of the Low-Ground forest, the Guadeloupe National Park was created on 20th February 1989. Today it ensures the safeguarding of extremely diversified ecosystems which extend from the sea-beds of the Lee shore and the Great Marine Cul-de-sac to the top of the Sulphur Mine Volcano.

Heritage

These ecosystems offer an exceptional biological richness. The islets and the barrier reef shelter a coral fauna of great ecological interest. Surrounding the bay of the Great Marine Cul-de-sac, the seaboards present several humid coastal formations which are essential to the maintaining of natural balances. The tropical forest of the Low-Ground one of is best preserved of the Small-Antilles. Functioning as a water tower, its protection is of primary importance in order to maintain the quality of life of the inhabitants. On the very top of the island a robust yet sensitive vegetation develops. These environments are the refuge of a rare fauna. Because of a strong insular endemism, many species or subspecies meet only in Guadeloupe.

Carte de Parc national de la Guadeloupe

The national park in a nutshell

Guadeloupe National Park 
Montéran BP 93
97120 Saint-Claude
Tél. :+33(0)590 41 55 55

Chiffres clés

Date of creation

20th February 1989

Location

Guadeloupe (Overseas department 974)

Heart (land)

18 800 ha

Heart (sea)

3 300 ha