Massif de La Hotte selected by UNESCO as biodiversity hotspot
Here Massif de La Hotte selected by UNESCO as biodiversity hotspot
Massif de La Hotte is a mountain range with an area of 128,700 hectares in the south-east of the country, near the city of Jérémie. It is a hotspot for biodiversity in Haiti where the island's most biologically diverse species exist. This site has been recognized as among the sites hosting the largest number of Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species in the world with 13 endemic and critically endangered species. Some of these threatened species of plants and animals include: Eleutherodactylus Amadeus, Eleutherodactylus Apostates, Eleutherodactylus Thorectes, and Eleutherodactylus Lamprotes. The reserve covers six mountain peaks including, Haiti's second highest peak, Macaya Peak (2347 meters) as well as a coastal and marine ecosystem in the north (Iles Cayemites) and south (Ile-à-Vache).