This part of Grenada’s overall plan for a system of protected areas, Part 2, is a companion document to the July 2009, Grenada Protected Area System Plan-Part 1.
It is intended to be read as part of that plan but approval of the system plan and this report can be considered independent of one another. Part 1 of the system plan outlines those significant marine and terrestrial environments of Grenada that ought to be designated as protected areas, Figure 1, specifically national park, protected areas, forest reserves and marine reserves. It also identifies those areas that ought to be considered, both as a priority and as part of an overall local planning area process, as protected area candidates, all in an effort to meet Grenada’s declaration of conserving at least 25% of its marine and terrestrial resources by 2020. Part 1 of the system plan can be approved and acted on using Grenada’s existing delivery system of administrative and management programs for protected areas. Meeting of international commitments, government policy and the protection of Grenada’s environments are dependent on that approval and action.
Part 2 provides an alternative to those existing administrative and management programs in an effort to address stated and recognized challenges. Its approval, in whole or in part, can occur now or, like other countries in the world, as Grenada’s development allows her to devote the financial resources to deliver a higher standard of management to her protected areas.