The potential Outstanding Universal Value and natural heritage values of Bonaire National Marine Park: an ecological perspective

I.J.M. van Beek, J.S.M. Cremer, H.W.G. Meesters, L.E. Becking, J.M. Langley

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Abstract

The Bonaire National Marine Park is an outstanding example of a fringing coral reef that has evolved to one of the most diverse reef in the Caribbean. The Bonaire Marine Park, protected since 1979 and declared a National Park in 1999, includes one of the healthiest coral reef in the Caribbean and two Ramsar sites which include mangrove forests and seagrass meadows, globally important for 4 species of endangered species of marine turtles and at least 29 species of migratory waterbirds and a nursery habitat for many reef fish species.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Helder
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages51
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR
PublisherIMARES
No.C145/14

Keywords

  • marine areas
  • national parks
  • coral reefs
  • caribbean
  • bonaire

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