Legislation that governs protected areas includes:


SVG has signed many international conventions and agreements, including:

  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
  • Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone layer
  • Biosafety Protocol
  • Cartegena Convention
  • United Convention on the Law of the Seas
  • Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste and Disposal
  • OECS St. Georges Declaration