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The St Vincent & Grenadines Forestry Department. Marine Focus. The Geology. The origin Volcanic Caribbean Island Arc The Grenadine Bank A continuous shallow bank between The Grenadines and Grenada Approx. 34 Islands and Cays 8 Islands inhabited. Climate.

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The st vincent grenadines forestry department

The St Vincent & GrenadinesForestry Department

Marine Focus


The geology
The Geology

  • The origin

    • Volcanic

    • Caribbean Island Arc

  • The Grenadine Bank

    • A continuous shallow bank between

      The Grenadines and Grenada

  • Approx. 34 Islands and Cays

  • 8 Islands inhabited


Climate
Climate

  • Small Islands; Islets and Cays

  • Two distinct seasons (Wet and Dry)

  • Rainfall on mainland 3000 to over 7000mm per annum

  • Rainfall (Grenadines) averages approx. 1000mm per annum.

  • Winds are the North East Trade Winds


Forest types
Forest Types

  • Coastal

  • Littoral

  • Interior

    • Lower Montane

    • Upper Montane

    • Elfin Woodland

  • Forest


Vegetation of dry forest
Vegetation of Dry Forest

  • Dry forest types

  • Xerophytes Cactus

  • Mangroves


Kings hill forest reserve
Kings Hill Forest Reserve

  • Established 1791

  • 20 hectares (52 acres)

  • Oldest Environmental legislation

  • SVG Site for OECS PERB Project


Unique habitats
Unique Habitats

  • Rocky shores and cliffs for nesting birds

  • Rich birdlife

  • Wetlands for migratory bird species


Reptiles and amphibians
Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Reptile 14 sp

  • Amphibians 3sp

Gonatodes duadini (2005)


Coastal marine habitats
Coastal & Marine Habitats

  • Beach and Coastal Habitats

  • Mangroves

  • Tidal Pools

  • Sea grass beds

  • Coral Reefs

  • Sandy Bottoms


Threats
Threats

  • History of development

    • Agriculture

  • Thrust in Tourism Development


Summary of activities
Summary of Activities

  • Watershed Management

    • Upland and middle basin

  • Integrated Resource Management

    • Stakeholder involvement

    • Livelihood Enhancement

  • Wildlife Management

  • Dry Forest & Habitat Management



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