Major Natural Resources
Natural resources of the US Virgin Islands include its coral reefs and mangrove forests.
Coral reefs in the ocean outside of the US Virgin Island National Park support a thriving ecosystem of fish, plants and shellfish.
What are the main natural resources of the Caribbean islands?
The resources that make significant contributions to domestic economies and regional job sectors include, but are not limited to: fisheries, agriculture, forestry, mining and oil and gas bauxite, iron, nickel, petroleum and timber.
What natural resources do Islands have?
Many island countries rely heavily on fish for their main supply of food. Some are turning to renewable energy—such as wind power, hydropower, geothermal power and biodiesel from copra oil—to defend against potential rises in oil prices.
What does the US Virgin Islands export?
Tourism, trade, and other aspects of the service economy accounts for nearly 60% of the U.S. Virgin Island’s GDP.25 Apr 2017
What are the 4 US Virgin Islands?
The USVI consist of 4 larger islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island, and some 50 smaller islets and cays.