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Publications

Capacity Building
Caribbean Action Plan for World Heritage 2015-2019
Grenada’s National Protected Areas System Capacity Development Plan (2007)
Management Capacity Assessment of Selected Marine Protected Areas in the Caribbean (2011)
Protected Areas Training Needs Assessment-Antigua and Barbuda (2007)
Protected Areas Training Needs Assessment-Dominica (2007)
Protected Areas Training Needs Assessment-Grenada (2007)
Protected Areas Training Needs Assessment-St. Kitts and Nevis (2007)
Protected Areas Training Needs Assessment-St. Lucia (2007)
Protected Areas Training Needs Assessment-St. Vincent and the Grenadines (2007)
Regional Protected Areas Training Needs Assessment (2007)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Protected Areas System Capacity Development Plan (2007)

Climate Change
Buffer Zone as Climate Change Adaptation Measure in National Parks in
Dominica (2009)

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Morne Diablotin and Morne
Trois Pitons National Parks (2011)

Portland Bight Protected Area Climate Change Action Plan (2013)
Portland Bight Protected Area Climate Change Risk Assessment (2013)

Financing
Financing Protected Area Management: Experiences from the Caribbean (1998)

Governance
Marine Protected Areas and Sustainable Livelihoods (2005)

Management Plans and Site Assessments
An Assessment of the Social-Ecological System of La Parguera-Puerto Rico (2014)
Anguilla Marine Parks Management Plan (2001)
Annandale and Grand Etang Forest Reserves Management Plan (2007)
Basseterre Valley National Park Management Plan (2009)
Blue and John Crown Mountains National Park (Jamaica) Management Plan 2011-2016
Bonaire National Marine Park Management Plan (2006)
Cabrits National Park (Marine): Environmental and Socio-economic Study (2007)
Coral Reef Resilience Assessment of the Bonaire National Marine Park (2011)
Ecological Characterization of Salt River Bay Park (2005)
Land-Sea Characterization of the St. Croix East End Marine Park (2013)
Man of War Shoal Marine Park Management Plan (2011)
Molinière-Beauséjour Marine Protected Area Management Plan (2010)
Morne Diablotin National Park Management Plan 2011-2016
Morne Trois Pitons National Park Management Plan (2011)
Nevis Peak National Park Management Plan (2009)
North-East Marine Management Area (Antigua) Management Plan 2007-2010
North-East Marine Management Area: Environmental and Socio-economic Study (2007)
Pitons Management Area Management Plan (2003)
Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area Management Plan 2009-2014
Saba Bank Special Marine Area Management Plan (2008)
Sandy Cay Habitat Management Area Management Plan (2007)
Sandy Island-Oyster Bed MPA Management Plan (2007)
South Berry Islands Marine Reserve Management Plan 2009-2013
St. Croix East End Marine Park Management Plan (2002)
St Eustatius National Marine Park Management Plan (2007)
St. Kitts Central Forest Reserve National Park Management Plan 2007-2011
Tobago Cays Marine Park: Environmental and Socio-economic Study (2007)
Tobago Cays Marine Park Management Plan 2007-2009
Woburn Clarkes Court Bay MPA Management Plan (2012)

Regional Reports
Best Management Practices for Marine Protected Areas of the Wider
Caribbean Region (2009)

Characterization of Caribbean Marine Protected Areas (2001)
Eastern Caribbean MPA Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (2014)
Environmental Management Framework for Strengthening MPA Network in the OECS (2010)
Framework for a National Parks Commission (2000)
Insular Caribbean WCPA Report to the World Parks Congress, Durban 2003
Legal Frameworks for MPA Enforcement in the Caribbean (2015)
Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Caribbean: A Tourism Market Study (1998)
Marine Protected Areas Management in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas (2014)
World Heritage in the Caribbean (2014)

Social and Economic Studies
Economic Impact of the Virgin Islands National Park (2004)
Hellshire Hills Dry Forest Socio-economic Survey (2013)
Opportunities for Sustainable Livelihoods in Protected Areas in the OECS (2006)
St Eustatius National Marine Park Economic Valuation (2010)

System Plans and National Reviews
Adaptive Management of Protected Areas in the British Virgin Islands (2014)
British Virgin Islands Protected Areas System Plan 2007-2017
Management Framework for a System of Marine Protected Areas for the U.S. Virgin Islands (2002)
Mankote Project and Natural Resources Management Policy in Saint Lucia (2005)
Protected Areas Analysis for Antigua and Barbuda (2010)
St. Lucia Protected Areas System Plan (2009)
Review of the Protected Areas Management Framework in Antigua and
Barbuda (2007)

Review of the Protected Areas Management Framework in Dominica (2006)
Review of the Protected Areas Management Framework in Grenada (2006)
Review of the Protected Areas Management Framework in St. Kitts and Nevis (2006)
Review of the Protected Areas Management Framework in St. Lucia (2007)
Review of the Protected Areas Management Framework in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (2007)
An Ecosystem Services Assessment for the Creation of Haiti’s System of Marine Protected Areas (2013)
Jamaicas National Ecological Gap Assessment Report (2009)
St. Maarten Proposed Land Parks Management Plan (2009)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Parks and Protected Areas System Plan 2009-2014
Trinidad & Tobago National Protected Areas Policy (2011)

General Topics
Benthic and Fish Population Monitoring in an MPA in Grenada (2012)
Caribbean Connectivity-Implications for Marine Protected Area Management (2008)
Creating a Fish Sanctuaries Network in Jamaica (2012)
Design of Buffer Zones for Morne Diablotin and Morne Trois Pitons
National Parks (2011)

Effective Organizations for Management Effectiveness (2012)
Marine Managed Areas and Associated Fisheries in the US Caribbean (2014)
MPAs as a Tool for Responsible Fisheries and Sustainable Livelihoods (2015)
Tracking Fish fMovements to Evaluate Connectivity of Caribbean MPAs (2014)

Case Studies
Reducing Light Pollution in the Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, Puerto Rico (2014)

Management Effectiveness and Ecological Performance
Marine Protected Areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands Ecological Performance Report (2014)

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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Publications

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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