Protecting Special Areas and Wildlife in the Wider Caribbean: Implementing the 1990 Kingston Protocol

by David Freestone, Univ of Hull, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


This paper outlines the development of the Kingston Protocol on Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife to the 1983 Cartagena Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region. Its co-operative system for protected areas and for protection of wildlife species of regional significance place it at the forefront of similar treaties. In the selection of protected species for its annexes the parties have developed criteria which include an unusual ecosystem approach to the protection of species. The paper also reviews its institutional arrangements including the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee which has met on an interim basis pending the entry into force of the Protocol. Consideration is also given to the progress made in its implementation.

Subject Headings: Wildlife | Seas and oceans | Ecosystems | Aquatic habitats | Urban and regional development | Protective structures | Ocean engineering | Animals

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