Considered second place in terms of ranking for mangrove linked ecosystem services, at 8162 ha and an estimated mangrove ecosystem value of US$ 1,632,000,000/yr.
For combined mangrove and coral reef estimates, considered second with an estimated value of ecosystem services of US$ 1,623,680,000.
The Gonaives/Grand Saline mangrove site is entered as the #1 site in terms of size, ecosystem services provided by mangroves the condition of the site must also be taken into consideration. Although this site is technically the largest mangrove site in Haiti it is also highly degraded from man-made alterations to its primary fresh water source (the Artibonite River), the development of salt pans, and it is heavily logged for mangroves for fuel (raw wood and charcoal). Therefore, although it is a very large site, its ecosystem services have been highly degraded in comparison to a smaller site in better condition, for example, Caracol, which receives a higher grade for the condition of it resources and therefore value of its ecosystem services.
Primary threats include: overfishing, fuel/charcoal production, salt pan development, marine pollution, sedimentation, coastal development, climate change, and invasives.