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 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.
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: www.snap.cu
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 […]