Welcometo Parks Caribbean!
Parks Caribbean introduces you to some of the Caribbean’s special places,
Protected Areas. These special places are often fragile, usually beautiful, always
contributing to the development of Caribbean peoples. Protected areas are
treasure troves of history and culture, weaving stories of struggle, liberation, love,
and hope. The stories and visit to the sites helps us to understand the past,
enjoy the present, and plan for the future. They protect water sources, provide
food, provide medicines, and opportunities for learning and recreation. Some are
so special that they are considered to be World Heritage.
Not only will you enjoy these special places, many of you will fall in love (with places and people) or get married in one.
Parks Caribbean introduces you to programmes, places, and people, but the way to truly experience protected areas in the Caribbean is to immerse yourself in these special places.
The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas has released another in its series of best practice guidelines. The Adapting to Climate Change Best Practice Guidelines is meant to provide guidance to protected area managers and planners.
The tools and supporting materials are meant to be used as resources for face-to-face instruction. They are designed for use in a wide variety of settings, including training sessions, workshops, university courses and practitioner seminars. Access to materials and related guidance: http://www.protectedareaslaw.org
The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS) of the World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA) recently announced its new Facebook page. The purpose of the page is to “expand conversations about a future when tourism in protected areas is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable”. Visit the TAPAS Facebook Page.