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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.

IUCN recently posted No. 22 in its Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series. The publication, Urban Protected Areas: Profiles and Best Practice Guidelines, can be accessed through the IUCN’s website or from the Urban Specialist Group’s website.

Capacity Building in World Heritage in the Caribbean

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 01:04 AM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

The Caribbean Capacity Building Programme is a long-term training programme, implemented by the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Havana (Cuba), in close coordination with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Offices in Kingston (Jamaica) and Port-au-Prince (Haiti). Its implementation began in 2004, and the Programme […]

My Parks Caribbean

Sunday, February 9, 2014 @ 12:02 PM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

Parks Caribbean can be used by Caribbean protected areas professionals, as well as site and system managers, in several ways, most free of cost. Currently, information must be submitted in English to: Option 1: Display of Country Profile – Preparation of the Country Profile by Parks Caribbean Associates has an associated cost, much of […]

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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