FRGUA22 SEC Réserve naturelle des Iles de Petite-Terre20 juin 2022
The islets of Petite Terre represent a remarkable ecological ensemble concerning both terrestrial and marine habitats : this natural spaceconstitutes a major challenge in terms of the conservation of habitats and biodiversity in the Guadeloupe archipelago.
The value of this site is due to the presence of one of the largest iguana populations in the Lesser Antilles. It is also a nesting place for several species of sea turtles which is also home to a stand of guaiac, a small protected tree with very dense wood which has practicallydisappeared in the Lesser Antilles.
The reserve is located on the municipal territory of La Désirade.
Thanks to a former guard of the reserve, we saw discovering certain riches of the island (fauna, flora, but also history). We had the chance to see many iguanas, but also sea turtles as well as many birds (terns, frigates, waders).
The richness of this reserve was an enchantment to discover. The landscapes are breathtaking. It is remarkable to observe such unshyspecies in their natural environment.