Home to incredible natural landscapes, culturally diverse historic sites and rich biodiversity Saint Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s natural treasures. Taking care of the island’s cultural, historic and natural heritage is the main role of the Saint Lucia National Trust.
This project will enhance the climate resilience of coastal ecosystems within the Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) and Pigeon Island National Landmark (PINL) by strengthening the coastlines and improving the management and health of ecosystems. Participatory mangroves and reefs assessments will generate information on ecosystem health, function, and mutual interaction; economic and environmental resource generation
potential, and anthropogenic influence on ecosystem functionality. These assessments will also inform the development of interventions, such as demarcation, coastal stabilization, habitat restoration, and management plans, which will be implemented collaboratively and will also guide the overall management to ensure the sustainable use of resources within these sites.
Components of the project including ecosystem valuations and training will assist in building the capacity of stakeholder agencies, resource users and communities to contribute to ecosystem restoration measures, through the installation of green infrastructure, maintenance of gray infrastructure that enhances the performance and resilience of natural climate change adaptation systems (hybrid solutions), and to pursue sustainable livelihoods.
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- To assess and improve the adaptive capacity and ecosystem value of the mangrove forest within the PSEPA and the coral reefs within the PSEPA and PINL regions
- To undertake studies and implement measures to reduce the causes of degradation of coastal resources
- To improve decision makers’ and civil society’s understanding of the role of ecosystems in reducing climate risks and to take appropriate action to promote healthy ecosystems