Submission
ID 4795
Government Saint Lucia
Submitted for Sixth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 6)
 
Main Information
Title Incentive Measures used in Protected Areas by the St. Lucia National Trust (Praslin Protected Landscape)
Description The submission describes the partnership arrangements that have been have been concluded with one private landowner and the community development group in the adjacent village to the Praslin Protected Landscape. Proceeds from visitors’ fees are shared with the community development group and the landowner based on an agreed formula.

Furthermore, project funds were used to develop the capacity and capability of community groups to manage resources in a sustainable manner and in so doing develop a good-neighbour culture between the protected area and the community. It is also the policy of the Trust to give first priority to nearby communities when it comes to employment, both at the project development stage (trail engineering etc.) and during the management phase (tour guides; maintenance staff; site management; boatmen, etc.).

Other forms of positive incentives emerge out of environmental education programmes and frequent community meetings.

Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-lc-04-en.pdf
 
Additional Information
Countries Saint Lucia
Ecosystems Forest Biodiversity
Island Biodiversity
Mountain Biodiversity
Regions Latin America and the Caribbean
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Community participation
Protected areas
Access restrictions
Parks and reserves
Revenue sharing with communities
Support payment
 
 
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme