Status of Protected Area Systems in the Wider Caribbean Region - CEP Technical Report 36

United Nations Environment Programme ; Caribbean Environment Programme (1996)

This report documents developments in the protected areas systems in the 37 states and territories that make up the Wider Caribbean Region. Overall, 1,307 protected areas (20% with marine or coastal resources) covering 116 million ha have been established in the region. An increasing number of conventions and programmes are available to support national efforts to manage protected areas for multiple conservation objectives, including biodiversity, research and training, watershed protection, recreation and ecotourism and sustainable production of timber, fibres, game species, medicinal plants and fruits.

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