Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park

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Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park
Blue Mountains, Jamaica.jpg
Map showing the location of Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park
Map showing the location of Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park
Location in Jamaica
LocationCounty of Surrey, Eastern Jamaica
Coordinates17°57′00″N 76°49′00″W / 17.95000°N 76.81667°W / 17.95000; -76.81667Coordinates: 17°57′00″N 76°49′00″W / 17.95000°N 76.81667°W / 17.95000; -76.81667
Area495.2 km2 (191.2 sq mi)
Websitewww.blueandjohncrowmountains.org
TypeMixed
Criteriaiii, vi, x
Designated2015 (39th session)
Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park ranger station, June 2005

Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park is a national park in Jamaica. The park covers 495.2 km2 and accounts for 4.5% of Jamaica's land surface.

The park is globally known for its biodiversity. This park is the last of two known habitats of the giant swallowtail butterfly (Papilio homerus), the largest butterfly in the Western Hemisphere and also the habitat for the endangered Jamaican blackbird (Neospar nigerrimus), a refuge for the Jamaican boa (Epicrates subflavus) and the Jamaican hutia (Geocapromys brownii).

The park was inscribed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site for mixed criteria (cultural and natural) in 2015.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue and John Crow Mountains". Unesco. Retrieved 28 October 2016.

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