La Trinité National Nature Reserve

La Trinité National Nature Reserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Inselberg de la Trinité.jpg
Inselberg de la Trinité
Map showing the location of La Trinité National Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of La Trinité National Nature Reserve
LocationFrench Guiana, France
Nearest citySaint-Élie
Coordinates4°34′48″N 53°18′00″W / 4.5800°N 53.3000°W / 4.5800; -53.3000Coordinates: 4°34′48″N 53°18′00″W / 4.5800°N 53.3000°W / 4.5800; -53.3000
Area760 km2 (290 sq mi)[1]
Established6 July 1996[2]
Governing bodyNational Forests Office
WebsiteReserve-Trinite.fr (in French)
Location of the reserve in French Guiana

La Trinité National Nature Reserve (French: Réserve naturelle nationale de la Trinité) is a French nature reserve in French Guiana created in 1996.[3] It protects 760 square kilometres (290 sq mi) of tropical rainforest in the communes of Mana and Saint-Élie.[1]

Overview

La Trinité was created in 1996, because it is an isolated forest, and no gold mining activities had taken place in the area. The reserve contains mountain forests, plain forest and rock savannas. The reserve contains mountain ranges with tepuis.[4]

In la Trinité more than 57 mammal species have been identified, and more than 300 bird species.[4] In 2011, a new species of Eulepidotis was discovered on Roche Bénitier in the reserve.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "La Trinité". Protected Planet. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  2. ^ "FR3600129 - La Trinité". Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel (in French). Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  3. ^ Décret n°96-491 du 6 juin 1996 portant création de la réserve naturelle de La Trinité (Guyane)
  4. ^ a b "La Trinité". Reserves Naturelles (in French). Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  5. ^ Jérôme Barbut & Bernard Lalanne-Cassou (2011). "Description d'une nouvelle espèce d'Eulepidotis Hübner, 1823, découverte dans la réserve naturelle de la Trinité (Guyane française) (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Eulepidotinae)". Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France (in French).

External links

  • Official site (in French)


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