A real jewel in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean
Since September 2023, the volcano and forests on Mount Pelée and the Northern Pitons in Martinique, already awarded the title of “Exceptional Forest” have also benefitted from being registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is its exceptional assets and wide biological diversity that has been recognised in this way. An ideal environment to discover wild animals, and its unique marine and terrestrial plants, with 2/3 of the surface area of the island making up the Martinique Region Natural Park.
Globally recognised, the title of UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve was obtained by Martinique in September 2021, for the whole of its land and sea area. This is a strong lever for economic and social development, giving it access to world, Caribbean and national cooperation networks, in particular for its know-how, local produce and tourism.
Finally, in December 2020, the Round Yole, the traditional form of sailing that is part of the DNA of the people of Martinique, joined the Unesco lists of intangible cultural heritage. This small wooden boat was originally used by fishermen from Martinique. Today, it has become a real sport, where the values of a fighting spirit, determination and the transfer of know-how contribute to bringing people together.
Three titles which are enriching, complementary and together create a force to help our island develop and become more attractive.