Wildlife & Habitat

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Located in the Jamica passage this dolomitized limestone reef island is thought to be 5 million years old. Claimed by the United States under the Guano Act in 1857, mining ended on Navassa in 1898.

A unique forest dominated by just four species (Ficus populnea, Coccoloba diversifolia, Sideroxylon foetidissimum and Metopium brownei).

The Island supports over 5,000 red-footed booby and is an important stop-over site for neotropical migrant birds. The extensive marine habitat supports a substantial fishery.