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Welcome to the National Parks of St Eustatius
Three National Park areas protect the unique tropical ecosystems present on both land with a total protected area covered of 33km2. The national parks system was initiated by the Island Government in 1996. The management of the parks is delegated to St Eustatius National Parks Foundation (STENAPA), a local NGO. Numerous endangered species are protected through active programs, including sea turtles, corals, the Lesser Antillean Iguana, Red Bellied Racer Snake, orchids, cacti and the endemic vine ‘Statia Morning Glory’.