Marine Park Planning in the Third World Haiti Case Study

by Evelyn S. Wilcox, Wilcox Associates, McLean, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


World-wide stability can be, in part, achieved by the creation of marine parks and other protected areas, particularly in third world countries, since marine protected areas help to conserve renewable resources, increase tourism, and help local people lead a fuller life. The paper examines (1) how a marine park could benefit Haiti, thereby increasing world stability, (2) whether a marine park is sufficiently important to warrant funding in a nation such as Haiti, and (3) how planning in Haiti might differ from nations with greater economic, social and political advantages. The paper discusses marine park planning in the context of an actual site visited and studied by the author in 1985.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Parks | Developing countries | Environmental issues | Tourism | Lifeline systems | Financing | Economic factors | Haiti | Caribbean

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