Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are special areas of the marine environment chosen to conserve marine resources.Folkestone Marine Reserve was established in 1981 and it covers 11% of the west coast of Barbados (2.1 Km2).
Folkestone’s marine biodiversity includes:
- Fringing reefs, patch reefs, offshore bank reef
- Nesting hawksbill turtles
- Foraging green turtles
- Holetown Hole lagoon