An Integrated Coastal Zone Management Program for Barbados

by K. A. Atherley, Oistins Government Complex, Oistins, Barbados,
D. A. Smith, Oistins Government Complex, Oistins, Barbados,
L. A. Nurse, Oistins Government Complex, Oistins, Barbados,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


In November 1991, a comprehensive Coastal Conservation Feasibility Study was initiated by the Government of Barbados, with partial funding from the Inter-American Development Bank. This project focuses on the south and west coasts of the island, which have been the bulk of the tourism development efforts over the past two decades. Simultaneously, Government also embarked on a sister project in Institutional Strengthening, funded entirely by the Inter-American Development Bank. These two projects, one technical and the more legal and organisational, dovetail towards a programme which involves preparation of a Coastal Zone Management Plan. Together they form the nucleus of the Integrated Programme for Coastal Zone Management in Barbados. The approach uses a combination of capital, technical expertise and political and bureaucratic will for managing the use and ecology of the Barbados coastal zone.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Management methods | Feasibility studies | Government | Project management | Islands | Ecological restoration | Water quality | Barbados

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