Tobago Cays Marine Park

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Chapter 8. STAKEHOLDERS

Describe how the nominated site involves stakeholders and local communities in designation and management, and specify specific coordination measures or mechanisms currently in place


Stakeholders involvement Involvement Description of involvement Specific coordination measures Comments (if any)
Institutions yes The Marine Park Board is composed of relevant institutions including the Ministry of Tourism,Fisheries Division, Coast Guard, the Ministry of National Security,Ministry of Grenadines Affairs, Director of Finance and the Solicitor General.
Public yes Two local NGOs have board positions. The public is also involved in conservation programs on an ad hoc basis There have been a number of studies that have undertaken public consultations and surveys – the Grenadines MarSIS (http://www.grenadinesmarsis.com/Files_and_Maps.html) is an excellent example of this. There is also a proposal to include more local groups on the board such as the water taxi organisation.
Decision-makers yes The Board contains many powerful decision-makers such as the Solicitor General and the Director of Finance. Additionally the park was relaunched by the Prime Minister, and documents are approved by cabinet, showing high level involvement
Economic-sectors yes The local hotel and tourism industry is represented on the board.
Local communities yes Two local NGOs have board positions. The public is also involved in conservation programs on an ad hoc basis There have been a number of studies that have undertaken public consultations and surveys – the Grenadines MarSIS (http://www.grenadinesmarsis.com/Files_and_Maps.html) is an excellent example of this.
Others no