Caribbean leaders to convene in Saint Lucia for groundbreaking conservation meetings

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View of Saint Lucia piton mountains, photo credit: Steve Schill View of Saint Lucia piton mountains, photo credit: Steve Schill

Next week, Caribbean leaders from up to 15 nations, including Ministers and other government officials, private sector and civil society, will convene in Saint Lucia for a five-day event to advance regional marine conservation goals, sustainable finance strategies and cooperation in the Caribbean.

The Fourth Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) Annual Meeting and the First Meeting of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) Council will be held in Castries from September 19-23, 2016 and will be attended by nearly 80 Caribbean and international participants.

School of silversides near Maria Island, part of the Pointe Sables Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA), which is part of the Conservancy's Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network project. School of silversides near Maria Island, part of the Pointe Sables Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA), which is part of the Conservancy’s Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network project.

The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) is a coalition of governments, companies and partners committed to protecting twenty percent of the Caribbean marine and costal environment by 2020 through the establishment…

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