This study reviews MPA laws in the eight Caribbean nations based on the types of regulated activities allowed in MPAs and the enforcement authorities they include. Based on this country-by-country legal review, the study preliminarily identifies similarities and differences among enforcement authorities in the region and highlights model approaches that may assist enforcement reform in this area. We specifically analyzed a number of issues, including:
To contribute to the strengthening of a legal and institutional framework for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources in the Western Hemisphere, ELI’s Inter-American program establishes partnerships with a broad network of key actors, including: legislators; judges; natural resource management officials and environmental regulators; local community leaders; non-governmental, scientific, and academic organizations; and the private sector. With our partners, we work in the following areas:
Desde 1989 el ELI, a través de su Programa Interamericano ha trabajado en más de 20 países en la región con una extensa red de socios locales para promover estrategias de desarrollo sustentable y conservación del capital natural, buscando que la ley funcione para las personas y el Planeta.