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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.

Dr. Floyd Homer receives Fred Packard Award from IUCN-WCPA

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 04:11 PM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

Dr Floyd Homer received the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award for his outstanding contribution to protected areas management in the Caribbean.  The award was presented by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas during the third Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas, held in Peru on October 14-17, 2019. Click on […]

Abstract: Geospatial inventories of protected areas and information regarding additional conservation mechanisms that were established to protect natural resources are useful in evaluating conservation effectiveness and supporting conservation planning at broader scales. The lack of a single inventory and common terminology among stakeholders in Puerto Rico was identified as a major limitation in planning and […]

The “…Guide provides evidence-based advice on how to use the governance of marine protected areas to promote conservation and share sustainable marine resources“, and includes 34 MPA case studies from around the world, including cases from the wider Caribbean.

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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