La Réserve naturelle de Saint-Martin est une aire marine protégée de 30km2 située au nord-est de l’île de Saint-Martin. Créé en 1998, cet espace préserve les cinq principaux écosystèmes de l’île : récifs coralliens, mangroves, herbiers de phanérogames, étangs et forêt sèche littorale. La Réserve gère également les 14 étangs du Conservatoire du littoral et ses 11 km de rivages terrestres naturels.

The Reserve travels to Corpus Christi

Julien Chalifour at the GCFI conference, in front of the poster featuring the 818 species in Saint-Martin
Julien Chalifour at the GCFI conference, in front of the poster featuring the 818 species in Saint-Martin

The 66th annual «Golf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute» (GCFI) conference took place in Corpus Christi, Texas, from November 4th to 8th. Romain Renoux and Julien Chalifour met with the other managers of marine protected areas from the Caribbean and submitted their inventory conducted in April 2012. The scientific research resulted in the identification of 818 species of crustaceans, echinoderms and molluscs in the Reserve waters. This presentation was in keeping with the request made by the Advisory Committee in April 2013 for the Reserve to ensure the diffusion of its results to the managers of the marine protected areas (AMP) throughout the Caribbean, in order to highlight the extraordinary biodiversity of Saint-Martin on a regional level. The disturbing invasion of the lion fish has been the subject of several interventions and a mentoring program has been decided upon by the managers of the AMP.

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