Sombrero Island Nature Reserve Marine Park

View across Sombrero Island showing Old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Pools in craters caused by previous phosphate extraction, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Brown Boobys Sula leucogaster on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Probable Anguilla Anole Anolis gingivinus, Sombrero Island.  However DNA samples from Sombrero in the late 1990s showed Anoles on Sombrero to be quite different to those on Anguilla and St Martin: further samples might indicate endemism.
Note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Pair of Masked Boobys Sula dactylatra chick on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Endemic Sombrero Island Ground Lizard Ameiva corvina, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Endemic Sombrero Island Ground Lizard Ameiva corvina, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus,  Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra chick on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across Sombrero Island showing old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus,  Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across Sombrero Island showing vegetation on old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across Sombrero Island showing vegetation on old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Old industrial equipment associated with past phosphate mining, note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across Sombrero Island showing vegetation on old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Seabirds on telecommunications mast, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across old phosphate mining areas, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Nest site of Brown Noddy Anous stolidus in shelter of rocks, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given

Sombrero Island Nature Reserve Marine Park

  • Pays: 
    Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (Overseas territories)
  • Numéro du site: 
    2354
  • Superficie: 
    1'050,7 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    22-05-2018
  • Coordonnées: 
    18°35'N 63°25'W
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Le site se compose d’une caye située au large, l’île Sombrero, et de l’espace maritime qui l’entoure; il se trouve à environ 65 kilomètres au nord-ouest de l’île principale, Anguilla. L’île Sombrero est un affleurement rocheux, à sommet plat, isolé et caractérisé par sa topographie karstique. La végétation clairsemée est concentrée sur la partie orientale. L’île, par ailleurs plate, a été exploitée pour le phosphate et l’on peut y observer des cratères de plus de dix mètres de profondeur. Dans ces cratères, et dans les puits moins profonds creusés au fil du temps par la météorisation et l’érosion naturelles (en particulier le long du rivage) se forment souvent des mares peu profondes où l’on trouve des bigorneaux et de petits poissons de récifs et où les oiseaux de mer viennent se nourrir et se reposer. En 1995, l’île a été ravagée par l’ouragan Luis mais la végétation récupère et sert de nouveau d’habitat important pour le lézard terrestre Ameiva corvina endémique de Sombrero. Plus de 40 espèces d’insectes endémiques ont été décrites. En 2005, l’île a été classée Zone importante pour la conservation des oiseaux (ZICO) pour sa population nidificatrice de sternes bridées Sterna anaethetus. Le fou brun Sula leucogaster, le fou masqué Sula dactylatra et le noddi brun Anous stolidus y nichent aussi en effectifs d’importance internationale.

Région administrative: 
Anguilla

  • Date de dernière publication: 
    05-09-2018

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