Sea Turtle Conservation Program
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.

Sea Turtle Conservation Program
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.

South Coast Marine and Coastal Rehabilitation Adaptation Project
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.

ECMMAN Project

2013 - 2018

The Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network (ECMMAN) project will help to establish the new South Coast Marine Park, including establishing new sustainable livelihoods and engaging with marine park users. It will also work to improve marine data and institute sustainable funding mechanisms.

South Coast Marine Park
2013 - 2015

The South Coast Marine Park project will help to protect the beautiful environment on the South Coast (around Indian Bay, Calliaqua Bay and Blue Lagoon), and combining conservation with social and economic gains.

The GEF Small Grants Program
2013 - 2015

The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program is funding a number of community organizations in St Vincent, in order to achieve environmental sustainability, reduce poverty and improve livelihood opportunities.

Cumberland Watershed Project
2013 - 2014

The Cumberland Watershed Project will help conserve the precious biodiversity, ecosystems, soils and waterways in the Cumberland Valley. It will undertake a biological inventory and map the watershed, and aim to improve the quality and quantity of water for locals.

Tourism Development Project
2006 - 2009

After the passage of the National Parks Act (2002) the SVG Government sought and secured financing from the European Union for a Tourism Development Project. The project was executed through the Ministry of Tourism and implemented by the National Parks, Rivers and Beaches Authority (NPA) which is supported by a Project Support Unit.

 The Fourth National Biodiversity Report

St. Vincent became a party to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) in 1992. Reporting to the UNCBD is required every four years with the objective of providing information on measures taken for the implementation of the Convention and the effectiveness of these measures. The Fourth National Biodiversity Report will also help to identify the lessons learnt, the gaps in capacity and needs of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The report can be found here (PDF)