|National park rising from the sea|
Brownell, W.; LeCroy, M. (1979). National park rising from the sea. Geogr. mag. (Lond.) 51(5): 360-366
In: The Geographical Magazine. IPC Magazines Ltd: London. ISSN 0016-741X, more
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Los Roques, a Caribbean archipelago off Venezuela, is one of the few oceanic parks in the world. It has a diverse flora and fauna and supports a thriving local fishing industry. Despite protection offered by its national park status improvements to fishing productivity made by a marine research station, there is still a great threat to the ecology and economy of the island group from apathy and abuse.