Protecting threatened Over-seas biodiversity

The Saint-Martin Natural Reserve is present at Sea discovery day!

On November 13, 2020, the Association de Gestion de la Réserve Naturelle de Saint-Martin (AGRNSM) participated as every year at the SEA DISCOVERY DAY event, organized by the association of marine professionals, Métimer.

The Saint-Martin Nature Reserve at SEA DISCOVERY DAY © AGRNSM

Sea discovery day

Each year, the Métimer association organizes the Sea discovery day, an event aimed at discovering the flora and fauna of the island for the youngest. This year, the event was organized on November 12 and 13, 2020 on Pinel Island, a tourist hotspot in Saint-Martin and brought together more than 200 children.

Like every year, the Saint-Martin Natural Reserve took part in this event on November 13, thus making it possible to educate 75 students. During this event, many various actions are organized: beach cleaning, nautical activities (paddle, kayaking, swimming …) and sports (beach volleyball, football …) and discovery of the flora and fauna of the island carried out by the Reserve Natural.

Pinel islet

Pinel islet © Florent BIGNON

Pinel Island is a small uninhabited island located 170 meters east of the island of Saint-Martin. This small island is part of the Saint-Martin Natural Reserve. Major tourist spot on the island, it is covered by a dry savannah of short grasses with a few thickets of thorns and is home to goats, lizards, common iguanas, crabs and birds.