Agriculture Minister has outlined major problems facing the Cabrits National Park.

first_img Share LocalNews Agriculture Minister has outlined major problems facing the Cabrits National Park. by: – August 2, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 21 Views   no discussions Share Honourable Matthew Walter.Honourable Matthew Walter, Minister with responsibility for Agriculture and Forestry has outlined four major problems facing the Cabrits National Park.Mr. Walter, who was addressing the formal closing ceremony of the OPAL Project and formal handing over ceremony of the Marine Interpretation Centre in Cabrits last week, says there is a need for greater awareness and appreciation of the Marine Reserve. “The major problems facing the park in the context of sustainable levels are one, lack of awareness or appreciation of the importance of the Marine Reserve within the community and the need to preserve the reef, two, no management of the reserve and enforcement of existing reserve rules and regulations, three, threat of improper solid and liquid waste disposal and four unsustainable fishing practices.”Minister Walter noted that a proposal has been developed in an effort to address these concerns.“To address these issues a proposal developed by key stakeholders based on a number of studies funded through the OPAL project including the sustainable livelihood assessment. The environmental and socio-economic sight studies, the draft management plan and a training needs assessment, information gleaned from the medium term growth and protection strategy of the Government of Dominica and the country poverty assessment final report was also used,” Walter said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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