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La Selle-Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enquirillo (Transboundary BR Haiti-Dominican R.)

La Selle-Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enquirillo (Transboundary BR Haiti-Dominican R.)

Imatge This biosphere reserve includes the reserves of La Selle in Haiti and Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic. On the Haitian side, the biosphere reserve is located in the Massif de la Selle, containing Haiti’s highest peak 'Pic la Selle' (2684 m) and the second most biodiverse region of the country after the Massif de la Hotte. The Dominican side includes three biogeographic regions in the Caribbean: the ‘Hoya del Lago Enriquillo’, the ‘Sierra de Bahoruco’ and the ‘Procurrente de Barahona’. It comprises a great variety of natural ecosystems, from tropical highlands to karstic terraces with coastal, marine, islands and cays with a rich biodiversity and an important regional endemism.

Declaration Date: 2017

Country: Haiti-Dominican Republic

Surface Area: 608,816 ha

Resident population: 380,000 inhabitants

Contact: Dieufort Deslorges    jdeslorges@yahoo.fr

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