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Parks Caribbean functions primarily as a platform for sharing information relevant to protected areas policy, planning, and management. The publications posted on this site are typically documents in the public domain or owned by the person or institution that submitted the document to be posted on the Parks Caribbean site. Therefore, the author(s) and publisher(s) of the publications are the legal copyright holders of the publications and associated images, and neither the documents nor images should be reprinted or used for commercial purposes without the written consent of the legal copyright holders.

Where articles published in peer-reviewed journals are not clearly shown to be open access, the publisher typically prohibits the reproduction or distribution of the article in whole or in part without the written permission of the publisher. Where permission is allowed for personal research or other purposes, the publication will clearly state the exceptions.

Users of the Parks Caribbean site should take care not to infringe on the copyright of other persons or institutions, and you, the users, are solely responsible for any liability arising from misuse of the intellectual property contained in or represented by the publications.

Parks Caribbean and its members and partners do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, and reliability of the contents of the publications. The publications should not be used as a substitute for expert advice. As such, users that rely solely on the publications for undertaking assignments or research do so at their own risk.

Capacity Building
Climate Change
Management Plans and Site Assessments
Regional Reports
Social and Economic Studies
System Plans and National Reviews
General Topics
Case Studies
Management Effectiveness and Ecological Performance

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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Site Profiles

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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