Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine April 2016 - Page 40

inagua an eco-to Great Inagua National Park i The Great Inagua & Little Inagua Islands Great Inagua is the third largest island in The Bahamas. 20 miles long and 55.189 miles wide, it is the home of the Inagua National Park, which covers 45% of the island. There, you’ll find over 80,000 West Indian Flamingos, the Bahama parrot, other pelicans, ducks and hummingbirds. Wetland sites created during salt production have made this area the largest nesting ground for the West Indian Flamingo in the Western Hemisphere. Over 140 species of birds!! Indeed a bird-watcher’s dream. Little Inagua Island is a protected habitat for endangered sea turtles. A vast reef prevents boaters and sailors from getting too close to its shores. 36