The Rt. Hon. Denzil Douglas | Prime Minister
- website: www.gov.kn
When did you join the CCI?
St. Kitts and Nevis joined the CCI in 2012.
Why did your government join the CCI?
The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis joined the CCI to take advantage of the opportunity that the initiative presents to assist in the protection and conservation of its near shore marine ecosystems. The CCI also provide an opportunity for sustainably financing the activities that will be required to protect and conserve these resources.
How is the CCI important to marine and coastal conservation in the Caribbean?The Caribbean region is considered to be a biodiversity hot spot for both marine and terrestrial species. The marine environment of the Caribbean region is also very important as a source of food and also an important pillar for the tourism industry. The CCI therefore provides an opportunity to allow these countries to protect these important assets.
How has the CCI enhanced conservation in your country (What have you achieved since the CCI was established?)The project is still at the introductory stage. However it is hoped that through the CCI initiative St. Kitts and Nevis will be able to establish and manage its first Marine Management Area.
What are your country's main conservation priority actions under the CCI?The main conservation priorities for St. Kitts and Nevis are:
- Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Protection
- Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency
How is the CCI approach different from past approaches to marine and coastal conservation?The CCI approach is different to other past approaches in that it seeks to provide a sustainable source of financing for the conservation and protection of marine assets and biodiversity. It also seeks to source funding for these activities or initiatives from the successful business community in the region.
Who is your CCI focal point?
- name: Randolph Edmead
- title: Director, Physical Planning and Environment
- ministry: Ministry of Sustainable Development
- phone: +1 (869) 465 2277