The island of Anguilla is very rich in biodiversity. It includes 550 species of vascular plants (321 of them are native), 130 species of birds and 21 species of reptiles.
On the main island, a number of ponds of great biological importance are fed by the water table. An endemic plant, the Anguilla Bush (Rondelitia anguillensis) is mainly concentrated on the northern and eastern side of the island. Many of the white sandy beaches of Anguilla and its islets are important egg-laying grounds for Hawksbill, Leatherback and Green turtles. The crystal clear waters of the island contain the least damaged coral reefs of the eastern Caribbean.
Anguilla also has 6 marine protected areas. Read more