Mosquito Borne Disease
There are two mosquito transmitted diseases (virus), Dengue, and Chikungunya Fever, now in the Caribbean. Both viruses are transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes, which have black and white stripes markings. Please take a look at link information. More »
Join Our Friends
The “Friends of Virgin Islands National Park” has become a valuable private sector partner to Virgin Islands National Park. The Friends provide beneficial assistance by financially supporting educational programs, cultural and historic research, and various resource protection activities in the Park. To become involved, please contact the Friends at (340) 779-4940, or visit their website at www.friendsvinp.org for more information.
Did You Know?
The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.