2016 - 2018
The Reef Guardians Schools Pilot Project (Reef Guardian) will be implemented in the South Coast Marine Conservation Area. Funding for this work has been provided by the Direct Aid Program via the Australian High Commission, Australian Aid Program.
The Reef Guardian Schools Pilot Project, Under the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GoSVG) and the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), is aimed to protect 20% of marine and near-shore biological resources by 2020. By the end of 2016 the GoSVG is hoping to declare, designate, and operationalize the South Coast Marine Park (SCMP), encompassing 4 major beaches on the south side of St. Vincent. The communities of Blue Lagoon/Canash, Calliaqua, Indian Bay, Ratho Mill and Villa all depend on the marine and coastal resources located within the proposed SCMP.
2016 - 2018
The South Coast Marine and Coastal Rehabilitation Adaptation Project to improve Ecosystem Health and Build Resilience to Climate Change will be implemented in the South Coast Marine Conservation Area. Funding for this work has been provided by the German Development Bank (KfW) in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC).
The CCCCC coordinates the Caribbean region’s response to climate change, working on effective solutions and projects to combat the impacts of climate change and global warming.
2016 - 2017
The Sea Turtle Conservation Program is being implemented by the National Parks Rivers and Beaches Authority in collaboration with the Fisheries Division funded by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund.
The Sea Turtle Conservation Program is designed to build on the recently completed one week Program held in April, 2016 and will allow for the advancement of Sea Turtle Conservation in the long term. The Program seeks to address the negative impacts on the Sea Turtle populations through public education and training. It is designed to obtain baseline data on Sea Turtles and promote sustainable alternative livelihood options. The two main beaches that will be monitored under this program are Big Sand and Colonaire Beach.