Parque Nacional Manglares del Bajo Yuna

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Parque Nacional Manglares del Bajo Yuna

  • Country: 
    Dominican Republic
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    77,518.6 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    19°10'N 69°40'W
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Parque Nacional Manglares del Bajo Yuna. 02/02/2013; Duarte, Sánchez Ramírez, Samaná, Maria Trinidad Sánchez; 77,518 ha; 19º10'12"N 069º40'48"W. National Protected Area (partially). A large subtropical coastal wetland, with estuarine characteristics, predominance of mangroves, and many watercourses. It is located in the Samaná Bay, the largest semi-closed bay in the Caribbean, which contains a specific salinity gradient capable of supporting a great mosaic of habitats. It is also important by being part of karst systems and springs. The area supports species at risk of extinction, like Hypsiboas heilprini, Eleutherodactylus flavescens, and Eleutherodactylus schmidti, all of them endemic species. The site provides a refuge for seven endemic bird species: Dulus dominicus (Palmchat), Melanerpes striatus (Hispaniolan Woodpecker), Todus subulatus (Broad-billed Tody), Phaenicophilus palmarum (Black-crowned Palm-tanager), Coccyzus longirostris (Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo), Corvus palmarun (Palm Crow), and Icterus dominicensis (Hispaniolan Oriole). The site is closely related to the Samaná bay, an internationally important site for mating and reproduction of the humpback whale (Megaptera novaengliae). Ramsar Site no. 2091. Most recent information: 2013.

Administrative region: 
Duarte, Sáanchez Ramírez, Samaná, Maria Trinidad Sánchez

  • National legal designation: 
    • Parque Nacional - Manglares del Bajo Yuna
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