Countries in this Region

ISO2 ISO3 ISO3 Number
Antigua and Barbuda AG ATG 28
Bahamas BS BHS 44
Barbados BB BRB 52
Belize BZ BLZ 84
Cuba CU CUB 192
Dominica DM DMA 212
Dominican Republic DO DOM 214
Grenada GD GRD 308
Guyana GY GUY 328
Haiti HT HTI 332
Jamaica JM JAM 388
Saint Kitts and Nevis KN KNA 659
Saint Lucia LC LCA 662
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VC VCT 670
Suriname SR SUR 740
Trinidad and Tobago TT TTO 780

State Indicators

State Description

State indicators reflect the conditions of the land as well as its resilience to withstand change as a consequence of sector pressures. This may include indicators which express changes in biological productivity (actual and potential), extent and impacts of soil degradation, including erosion, salinization, etc., annual and long-term balance of nutrients (exported and imported by the cropping systems), degree and type of contamination or pollution (by direct application, atmospheric transport, etc.), changes in organic matter content, water holding capacity, etc. The changes in state may be negative with poor management, or positive with good management. © FAO Link

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Pressure Indicators

Pressure Description

Indicators in this group include those activities that relate to the degree of intensification and diversification of agricultural land uses, and result in increased pressure on land quality. This may include the number of crops in a cropping system per year or per hectare, type and intensity of tillage, degree of removal of biomass, integration with livestock systems, number of food and fibre products produced annually, etc. These indicators must be seen within the context of major socio-demographic factors such as population pressures, land tenure, etc., but the latter do not qualify for inclusion as LQIs. This is because these major forces do not influence land quality directly, but rather through the land practices that are adopted by farmers as a consequence. It is these management systems and their impacts that we wish to capture as LQIs, although changes in the major driving forces may provide some "early warning" signals. © FAO Link

Deforestation between 2001 and 2016 within protected areas

Response Indicators

Response Description

The response mechanisms are normally achieved through direct actions by the farmers themselves in evolving or adopting improved land management systems, or through complementary activities whereby adoption of conservation technologies is stimulated by general economic, agricultural and conservation policies and programmes. In rare instances, environmental regulations may be necessary to effect proper control of land resource degradation. Response indicators may include number and types of farmer organizations for soil conservation, extent of change in farm technologies, risk management strategies, incentive programmes for adoption of conservation technologies, etc. Response indicators should be distinguished into those categories promoted by governments, those undertaken by individual farmers and those supported by agri-business.  © FAO Link

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Protected Area Solutions

Documents (e.g. Regional Assessments, Strategies, Policies)

Document Document Type Publication year Sort descending
URL: Oyster Fishery Ordinance Other 1934
URL: Forestry Act (1941) Other 1941
URL: Birds and Other Wildlife (Protection of) Act (Cap. 34) 1957
URL:  Beach Protection Act (1957) Other 1957
URL: Wild Birds Protection Ordinance Other 1959
URL: Agriculture and Fisheries Act (Cap. 242) Other 1964
URL: Beach Control Act Other 1966
URL: National Botanical and Zoological Gardens Rules Other 1968
URL: National Parks and Protected Areas Act Other 1975
URL: Marine Areas (Preservation and Enhancement) Act Other 1976
URL: Belize Land Development Authority Act Other 1980
URL: National Parks System Act Other 1981
URL: Marine Areas (Preservation and Enhancement) (Barbados Marine Reserve) Regulations Other 1981
URL: Fisheries (Marine Protected Areas) Order (Cap. 108) Other 1986
URL: Grenada Fisheries Ac Other 1986
URL: Fisheries Act Other 1987
URL: Fisheries Regulations Other 1987
URL: Bahamas Maritime Authority Act Other 1995
URL: Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act Other 1995
Document: Environmental Protection Levy Act (Cap. 90B) Other 1997
URL: Conservation and Protection of the Physical Landscape of The Bahamas Act Other 1997
URL: Fisheries Management Authority (Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve) Notice   Other 1998
URL: Fisheries Act Other 1998
URL: Coastal Zone Management Act Other 2000
URL: Fisheries Act Revised Other 2000
URL: Coastal Zone Management Act Other 2000
URL: Forests Act Revised Edition Other 2000
URL: Physical Planning and Development Control Act Other 2002
URL: National Protected Areas Ordinance Other 2003
URL: National Parks Regulations  Other 2004
URL:  Fisheries Act (2006) Other 2006
URL: Environmental Protection (Amendment) Act Other 2009
URL: Bahamas National Trust (Amendment) Act Other 2010
URL:  Sustainable Island Resource Zoning Management Plan Other 2011
URL:  Plant Protection Act (2012) 2012
URL:  Fisheries Regulations (2013) Other 2013
URL: Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority Act Other 2014
URL: Bahamas Protected Areas Act Fund Other 2014
URL: Environmental Protection and Management Act Other 2015
URL: National Protected Areas System Act Other 2015
URL: Environmental Planning and Protection Bill Other 2017
URL: Livelihoods assessment for communities surrounding the Nariva Swamp Pilot Protected Area Site-level assessment 2018
URL: Livelihoods assessment for communities surrounding the NE Tobago Marine Pilot Protected Area National assessment 2018
URL: Livelihoods assessment for communities surrounding the Main Ridge Forest Reserve Pilot Protected Area Site-level assessment 2018
Document: World Database on Protected Areas-Barbados Other 2019
URL: The Six Protected Area Baseline Biological Survey Other 2019
URL: Socio-Economic Study related to Protected Areas in Trinidad and Tobago Other 2019
URL: North-east Marine Protected Area. Management Plan 2019
URL: Nariva Swamp Protected Area Management Plan 2019
URL: Matura Forest and Coastal Zone Protected Area Management Plan 2019
URL: Main Ridge Forest Reserve National Park Management Plan 2019
Document: THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT Technical Summary Regional assessment, Technical report 2019
Document: Ecosystem-based Adaptation Gender Equality & Social Inclusion 2020