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Flora and Fauna

Home to Many Species

Native dry and moist forest remains more or less unmodified in Gros Pitons.

The team of Roger Graveson and Melvin Smith recorded 254 indigenous flowering plant species on the Pitons:  of these, 3 are endemic to Saint Lucia; 22 are endemic to the Lesser Antilles and 35 are endemic to the Caribbean.  Of these species, 46  are only or almost only found in the PMA.  Two new indigenous tree species were also discovered (Graveson, 2012).

Coral reefs cover almost 60% of the marine area and contain 168 species of fin fish and 60 species of chidaria.  The marine ecosystem also contains hawksbill turtles, whale sharks and pilot whales offshore.