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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.

PARKS Journal Launches Website

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 10:04 AM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

PARKS, the International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, recently launched a website dedicated solely to making its contents more easily accessible to the public. The Journal contains information that enhances understanding of the economic, social, and environmental benefits provided by protected areas to local communities and national economies. PARKS is published by the World […]

In November 2014, IUCN, with support from the Global Environment Facility, and with partners such as Blue Solutions, WCPA, Coalition Wild, RARE and UNDP, established Panorama, a platform for collating protected area case studies that showcase how protected areas provide solutions to some of the world’s challenges. The Panorama allows practitioners to share their stories […]

More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and that figure is expected to increase to 61 percent by 2030. The trend towards increasing urbanization is the same in the Caribbean. Urban protected areas provide many economic, social, and health benefits to urban populations, but are routinely degraded by urban sprawl and […]

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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