Prickly Pear (British Virgin Islands)

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Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear Island, BVI (edit1).JPG
Prickly Pear island
Prickly Pear is located in British Virgin Islands
Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear
The location of Prickly Pear within the British Virgin Islands
Prickly Pear is located in Caribbean
Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear (Caribbean)
Geography
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates18°30′N 64°22′W / 18.500°N 64.367°W / 18.500; -64.367Coordinates: 18°30′N 64°22′W / 18.500°N 64.367°W / 18.500; -64.367
ArchipelagoVirgin Islands
Administration
United Kingdom
British Overseas TerritoryBritish Virgin Islands
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codeVG

Prickly Pear is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. Even though the island doesn’t have permanent residents, it has a beach bar and recreational water sports facility on it. It is located on the north side of North Sound, opposite Virgin Gorda.

The island was declared to be a National Park in 1988.[1]

The island provides habitat for the common Puerto Rican ameiva (Ameiva exsul), crested anole (Anolis cristatellus wileyae), barred anole (Anolis stratulus), and the big-scaled least gecko (Sphaerodactylus macrolepis macrolepis).[2] The island's flora includes agave (Agave missionum), and copperwood (Bursera simarouba).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prickly Pear National Park". BVI Tourism. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  2. ^ Heatwole, Harold; Levins, Richard; Byer, Michael D. (July 1981). Atoll research bulletin - Biogeography of the Puerto Rican bank. 251. Washington D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution. p. 50. OCLC 45726059.
  3. ^ Heatwole, Harold; Levins, Richard; Byer, Michael D. (July 1981). Atoll research bulletin - Biogeography of the Puerto Rican bank. 251. Washington D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution. p. 28. OCLC 45726059.