National Parks on San Salvador Bahamas
Just a few days ago the announcement was made that five new national parks are added to the Bahamian park system. All of them in San Salvador. This is a big step for the Island and towards preserving it’s incredible beauty. The San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation has been working towards this goal for many years and finally they got rewarded. The Bahamas are really steeping up their efforts to protect mother nature.
Graham’s Harbour Iguana and Seabird National Park – protect iguanas, the highest diversity of seabirds in The Bahamas, in addition to healthy reef systems and sea grass beds.
West Coast Marine Park – protect an extensive coral reef system, including a spectacular coral wall and vertical drop to more than 13,000 ft, popular dive sites on San Salvador, the critically endangered hawksbill turtle, tropic birds, shearwaters and a migratory route for humpback whales.
Pigeon Creek & Snow Bay National park – protect the only tidal creek on San Salvador, Pigeon Creek, and an indispensable nursery area to support fisheries stocks.
Southern Great Lake National Park – protect an extensive mangrove system , nesting seabirds, and another population of the San Salvador rock iguana, and:
Green’s Bay National Park – protect sea grass beds, and a major iguana population.