vacances Saint Martin holidays in Sint Maarten
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St-Martin - Wildlife, plantlife and marine life
St. Martin, a treasure chest between sky and sea
Saint Martin’s often dry climate means that vegetation on the island is different from neighbouring islands, offering both dry and lusher vegetation.
The most widespread plants are cactus, bougainvillea, hibiscus, crotons, paradise flower, poinsettia and alpinias.
Many species of seabird can be found living along the beaches and rocky shores, including terns, frigate birds, brown pelicans, ospreys and many others. Many rare wild and plant life species are concentrated in the mangrove swamps in the north of the island, near Oyster Pond.
A dedicated tourist vantage point allows visitors to watch animals nesting in the mangroves.
This habitat is now better protected since the creation of the Nature Reserve in 1998.
St. Martin National Nature Reserve
www.reservenaturelle-saint-martin.com

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