Coral Maps of St Kitts and Nevis
Detailed maps of the underwater habitats surrounding St Kitts and Nevis
First ever detailed maps of Caribbean Coral Reefs includes St Kitts and Nevis.
In December 2020, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), published for the first time, detailed maps of important shallow underwater habitats throughout the entire Caribbean – including all shallow water coral reefs around the coast of St Kitts and Nevis.
St Kitts coastal Bethnic Habit
Interactive Coral maps.
These interactive maps were created by putting together over 38,000 detailed, high resolution satellite images.
The maps include all the important underwater habitats throughout the entire Caribbean.
St Kitts Coral Reef coverage
These maps show fine details, not just the location of coral but also Seagrass, Rocks and bottom composition.
The data from the satellites allowed scientists to accurately map and interpret the coastal ecosystems.
St Kitts South East Peninsula Coral Reef coverage
How to access the Coral Maps.
The detailed maps of all Caribbean Coastal Reefs are published by The Nature Conservancy and are published for the benefit of all Caribbean Nations.
These maps are available to everyone to use and benefit from.
The Nature Conservancy Caribbean Coastal Reef Maps.
The Caribbean Coastal Reef Maps will also be later incorporated into the Allen Coral Atlas.
Nevis Coral Reef coverage
The Nature Conservancy.
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 79 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.The Nature Conservancy press release.
The Allen Coral Atlas
The Allen Coral Atlas is the first globally consistent map of the world’s shallow tropical coral reefs, which significantly broadens the potential scale and scope of coral reef conservation efforts. Such consistency makes the Atlas an ideal tool for reporting conservation indicators and targets within and across regions, such as the forthcoming post-2020 targets from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and UNEP’s Sustainable Development goals. Because it is open-access and provides an easy-to-use platform, the Atlas levels the playing field for coral reef practitioners around the world.The Nature Conservancy press release