Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park

Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, located in Jamaica, is renowned for its biodiversity and encompasses 495.2 km2 of the country, accounting for 4.5% of its total land surface. It was given its name from the Blue Mountains, the mountain range that runs through it, as well as the "John crow" or turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) that is commonly sighted in the park. The park is home to the giant swallowtail butterfly (Papilio homerus), the largest butterfly in the Western Hemisphere, the endangered Jamaican blackbird (Nesopsar nigerrimus), the Jamaican boa (Chilabothrus subflavus) and the Jamaican hutia (Geocapromys brownii). On July 3, 2015, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its cultural and natural significance.


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