Saint Lucia - Pitons Management Area

"The 2,909-ha site near the town of Soufriere includes the Pitons, two volcanic spires rising side by side from the sea (770 m and 743 m high respectively), linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. The volcanic complex includes a geothermal field with sulphurous fumeroles and hot springs. Coral reefs cover almost 60% of the site’s marine area. A survey has revealed 168 species of finfish, 60 species of cnidaria, including corals, eight molluscs, 14 sponges, 11 echinoderms, 15 arthropods and eight annelid worms. The dominant terrestrial vegetation is tropical moist forest grading to subtropical wet forest, with small areas of dry forest and wet elfin woodland on the summits. At least 148 plant species have been recorded on Gros Piton, 97 on Petit Piton and the intervening ridge, among them eight rare tree species. The Gros Piton is home to some 27 bird species (five of them endemic), three indigenous rodents, one opossum, three bats, eight reptiles and three amphibians." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
A wonderful Caribbean postcard of Saint Lucia showing an aerial view of Soufriere Town and the Pitons. Thanks to DAO of United Kingdom.

Postcard 2 
The majestic Pitons of Saint Lucia. Postmarked March 10, 2011 at Saint Lucia General Post Office and arrived in Penang on April 13, 2011. Thanks to Gilles of Belgium who went to Saint Lucia for holidays.

Postcard 3
Jalouise between the Pitons, St. Lucia. Postmarked November 22, 2010 and arrived in Penang on December 14, 2010. Thanks to Donna of USA who was visiting St. Lucia on a cruise.

Postcard 4
Beautiful postcard of St. Lucia, an island country in the Caribbean, West Indies. Nice stamp of the "whiptail" lizard. Thanks to Canuckmike of Canada for sending this fantastic addition to my country map collection.

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