Calendar of Events

April 2-7, 2017
The 2017 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

May 15-19, 2017
7th Annual Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF 2017). Belize City, Belize.

June 6-16, 2017
Application deadline: March 31, 2017
Course on Linking Nature and Culture in World Heritage Site Management. Røros, Norway.

del 3 al 7 de julio de 2017
X Congreso de Áreas Protegidas. Habana, Cuba.

5 de julio al 5 de agosto de 2017
Curso de Manejo de Areas Protegidas. Colorado, USA.

September 4-8, 2017
4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress. Chile.

September 7-23, 2017
Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas. Colorado, USA.

November 16-19, 2017
3rd Caribbean Conference of National Trusts and Preservation Societies. Willemstad, Curacao.

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Our Members are practitioners and university faculty that are experts in various aspects of protected areas policy and management. Review Membership Guidelines and Application Form.

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Parks Caribbean Member

Members are professionals that voluntarily contribute their expertise to furthering the practice of environmental stewardship and social justice, by providing expert advice and guidance to protected areas personnel, policy makers, and the general public through this forum. Membership in Parks Caribbean will be determined solely at the discretion of the Directors of Parks Caribbean. A person applying for membership in Parks Caribbean:

• Must be an acknowledged expert in a discipline or field pertinent to protected areas management.
• Must be knowledgeable about protected areas programming in the Caribbean.
• Must possess the ability to think critically and write well, as demonstrated by having published works (such as book or book chapter, journal article, or paper in conference proceedings).

Members are allowed the following benefits:
• The opportunity to submit short articles for posting on Parks Caribbean.
• The opportunity to submit discussion papers on priority protected areas management issues for posting on Parks Caribbean.
• The opportunity and support to convene and/or lead discussions on priority issues as necessary.
• May be asked to function as an Editor for articles submitted to Parks Caribbean.

Members of Park Caribbean are expected to conduct themselves both personally and professionally in a manner that upholds and enhances the reputation of Parks Caribbean specifically and the dignity and reputation of Caribbean professionals generally. They are required to maintain a high level of awareness of new developments in protected areas management generally, with special emphasis on protected areas policy and practice in the Caribbean.

Application for membership should be submitted to info@parkscaribbean.net, using the Application Form. As part of the approval process, applicants may be asked to provide additional documentation. Applicants should note that Parks Caribbean reserves the right to deny membership to anyone without providing an explanation of the reasons for the refusal. Membership will be reviewed periodically, and will focus on contribution to Parks Caribbean as well as general professional conduct.

Country Profiles

Reviews of country management systems

The Country Profile is a summary of protected areas programming that provides information on the national management framework, programmes and projects, relationship with economic sectors, and the linkages and responses to international environmental agreements. They also show how the benefits produced by a well-managed system of protected areas extend into communities and the national economy.

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Publications

reports on a range of protected areas topics

Parks Caribbean makes available reports on a range of protected areas topics, and may be focused on a particular site, a country, or may cover regional issues. This wealth of materials on protected areas policy and practice is used by policy makers, protected areas practitioners, students, and the general public.

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Protected Area News

Updates from the protected areas network
Parks Caribbean provides the most current information on protected areas programming in the Caribbean. Also included is global news of relevance to the Caribbean, and thought-provoking briefs and analyses prepared by our network of Members. Persons who wish to have protected areas news sent directly to their email addresses can subscribe to the Parks Caribbean news list.

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Parks and People

Contribution to sustainable development
This section of the website promotes protected areas that demonstrate the triple bottom line of sustainable development; that is, sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development, and environmental protection. Submission of site profiles must follow the Guidelines provided by Parks Caribbean.

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