Places We Protect

Ridges to Reefs in the Dominican Republic

Use this map or browse the list below to explore places we protect in Dominican Republic.


The Conservancy works across habitats, from ridges to reefs, to protect some of the Dominican Republic's highest priority natural areas.

Madre de Las Aguas

Madre de Las Aguas, or "Mother of the Waters," are towers over the Dominican Republic's coastline. The conservation area consists of five separate protected sections covering more than 800,000 acres (323,760 hectares): Armando Bermúdez National Park, Juan B. Pérez Rancier (Valle Nuevo) National Park, José del Carmen Ramírez National Park, Nalga de Maco National Park and Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve.

Parque Nacional del Este

At 190,267 acres (77,001 hectares), Parque Nacional del Este is a mix of rocky terrain, dry tropical forests, underground caverns and streams, coral reefs, beaches and mangrove swamps.

Samana Bay

Samana Bay is one of the largest estuaries in the Caribbean and is an important sanctuary for humpback whales. The bay is fed by the Dominican Republic’s largest river, the Yuna River.


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