UNESCO World Heritage Sites in St Lucia

Posted: December 31, 2014    Categories:

In the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in St. Lucia, there is only one site that made the cut. Read on to find out what this site is and why it made it to the list.

  • Pitons Management Area (2004)

Pitons Management Area (2004)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in St. Lucia

The Pitons is a term used to casually refer to two mountainous volcanic plugs. It is the sole property that made it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in St. Lucia. It is also listed under the Natural Sites category.

The two mountains are named the Gros Pitons (measuring at 771 meters) and Petit Pitons (measuring at 743 meters). These two mountains are linked together by the Piton Mitan ridge. The entire 2,909 hectare area surrounding these two mountains is covered into the listing for UNESCO World Heritage Sites in St. Lucia.

Aside from the mountainous region, the marine area is also recognized for its marine biodiversity. The coral reefs makeup for about 60% of the entire marine area. There is also a tropical moist forest around it, which is home to 148 plant species and 27 bird species.