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North-East Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)

North-East Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)

Imatge The North-East Tobago reserve is located in Tobago island in the South-East Caribbean Sea, and covers 835 km2. The reserve encompasses three protected areas: Tobago Main Ridge, one of the oldest legally protected tropical forest in the world, the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, created in 1776; the proposed North-East Marine protected area; and 15 communities with rich historical and cultural heritage. The reserve hosts a range of 1,774 protected species of flora and fauna (of which 41 are endemic), across 19 habitats, including unique and endangered species.

Declaration Date: 2020

Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Surface Area: 83,488 ha

Resident population: 10,130 inhabitants

Contact: Linford Beckles    linfordbeckles@yahoo.com

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