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Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESAs)
Nariva Swamp Managed Resource Protected Area

Nariva Swamp Managed Resource Protected Area

An approximately 11,000 hectare swamp, the Nariva Swamp is a predominantly freshwater area situated at Trinidad’s eastern coast. It was designated as an Environmentally Sensitive Area in 2006 and is one of two wetlands listed under the Ramsar Convention.

A habitat for an innumerous number of species, this wetland boasts various types of vegetation including mangrove, swamp forest and tropical forest. It is the home for many endemic, endangered and threatened species including the West Indian Manatee and Blue and Gold Macaw.

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