23. 04. 2013.

UNESCO - Pitons Management Area, Saint Lucia

This is one of those utter surprises that land in my mailbox,  increasing my Caribbean collection! Thank you again my friend :)) I was over the moon - a new country, an Unesco site, and sooo green :)) The volcanic spire rising dramatically from the sea here is the 770-m-high Gros Piton - the Petit Piton is not that much smaller but still manages to 'hide' behind it.
This volcanic complex includes a geothermal field with sulphurous fumeroles and hot springs, and  coral reefs covering almost 60% of the site’s marine area. At least 148 plant species have been recorded on Gros Piton, 97 on Petit Piton and the intervening ridge, among them eight rare tree species; they are also home to some 27 bird species - five of them endemic. Sounds like paradise eh?

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