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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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.

Caribbean Page in IUCN-WCPA Website Updated

Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 04:07 PM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

The WCPA Caribbean Page in the IUCN’s website has been updated.  The webpage identifies key issues for protected areas development in the Caribbean, and proposes actions to address those priorities. The site also includes links to other Caribbean programmes and initiatives.

Protected Areas of Cuba

Monday, October 12, 2015 @ 10:10 PM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

The History Book of Protected Areas of Cuba, the national protected areas system plan, and other materials on protected areas in Cuba can be accessed at:

On August 30, 2015, the Minister of Environment and Housing in the Government of The Bahamas announced the addition of sixteen new marine protected areas, and the expansion of two existing sites. The new additions reportedly allow The Bahamas to exceed the global target of 10% of marine space to be brought into national systems […]

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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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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