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Major National Park Plans will boost Eco Tourism in Barbados

  • 07-Jun-10 14:47
  • Barbados
  • Caribbean 360 News

Eco-friendly travellers taking Barbados holidays will be pleased of the recently announced news by the Barbados government that plans for a National Park which will stretch from the north to the east of the Caribbean island, are now a priority.

Major National Park Plans will boost Eco Tourism in Barbados

The Barbados Government has announced plans to develop a National Park on the stunning Caribbean island which will bring an increase in travellers enjoying green holidays and a welcome boost in eco-tourism in Barbados. The proposed new National Park would run from the north to the south of the island, from Archer's Bay in St Lucy, to Consett Bay in St John.

According to the Dr. Denis Lowe, the Minister of the Environment, Water Resources and Drainage, the National Park would strive to ensure that the development activities would use sustainable land management approaches during the process and residents will continue to enjoy a high quality of life with as little disruption as possible. Dr Lowe said:

"Accordingly, communities will be encouraged to boost their livelihoods in a way that is not detrimental to the local ecology, through the employment of a number of policy measures."

The Soil Conservation Unit was put in place by the Barbados government and has been operating for over 50 years in the Scotland District of Barbados. The project has been employing engineering techniques to monitor the soil integrity and stability in the district to enable the successful implementation of the proposed National Park.

The National Park will not only prove to be beneficial to local residents with the growth and development of fishing communities, but also to the island's tourism sector as it will attract an increase in nature loving and eco-friendly travellers to book Barbados holidays.
As well as white sandy pristine beaches, sparkling azure waters, endless water activities, luxury accommodation and an all year round tropical climate, tourists on holidays in Barbados will be able to enjoy nature activities including hiking and observation of wildlife species including flora and fauna of the National Park.

After turbulent times in the Caribbean travel sector over the last 12 months due to the global recession, flight strikes, and volcanic ash cloud chaos, the news of the proposed National Park is welcomed by many.

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