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 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.
The Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative established a Protected Areas Conservation Action Team in January 2015. The team was established “To provide information and guidance in support of the establishment and management of comprehensive protected areas systems in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico“. Find out more about the work and publications of the Protected […]
The Fred Packard Award for outstanding service to protected areas was awarded to Ms. Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri and Dr. Georgina Bustamante on September 3, 2016 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The award was in recognition of their contributions to the development of the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Managers (CaMPAM) Network. The award is […]