Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

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bullet2 Caribbean Conservation Association

HQ address:   Chelford Bush Hill St. Michael West Indies




Region: Americas

Type of Organisation: NGO,  

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


The Caribbean Conservation Association (CCA) "exists to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations of the Caribbean by facilitating the development and implementation of policies, programmes and practices, which contribute to the sustainable management of the region's natural and cultural resources

Caribbean conservation has become very important on a global level. The Caribbean is an international hotspot for conservation due to the impending forces that threaten its stability and the biodiversity living within the sensitive ecosystems of the region.

The Caribbean is home to an enormous variety of sea and plant life. It is a great source of revenue for the fishing and tourism industries and it plays a huge role in maintaining balance in the natural world. Human activity has had a negative impact on the region and humans need to be more aware about Caribbean conservation on a global level. If we continue to approach the fragile island and sea ecosystems with disregard for its importance to the natural world a habitat that has been thriving for several billion years will be lost.

Caribbean conservation is a movement powered by many organizations, who focus on the natural resources that exist within the ring of islands that make up the Caribbean community. It strives to protect the coral reefs, the wildlife, the islands themselves and works to change the dependency on fossil fuels so that the communities can begin to use more renewable energy.

The Caribbean can be saved with the help of the global community, the willingness to understand the importance of Caribbean conservation, and the drive to make changes that affects the world in a positive way.