If it is true that all the nations and territories of the Caribbean are unique, then, in many ways, it is also true that our common country is the sea. And now, as no other time in history, protecting individual island cultures, economies and characters depends on how effectively we take up the cause of protecting our common country and the reefs, fisheries, beaches, blue holes and mangroves that are the foundation of all life in the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Challenge is a regionwide effort that aims to protect the health of the Caribbean's lands and waters. It also provides an opportunity to create a model of sustainable, multi-country funding that could help solve the problem of unfunded, ineffective national parks, not just in the Caribbean, but around the world as well.
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An important area for migratory birds and underwater creatures.
The Conservancy has provided funding and technical expertise to this country's park system.
Watch a slideshow about Conservancy efforts to revive degraded coral reefs.
Interview with underwater photographer, Jeff Yonover.