Workshops

Principles

Returning benefits to the local communities in conjunction with the park authority in order to guarantee the long-term preservation of the cultural heritage and marine resources of the natural area.

Guaranteeing an efficient, secure and effective management of the park operations including limiting the number of visitors, implementing a rotation system of utilization sites and diversifying the options of low impact activities for visitors. Overall this will significantly reduce the ecological footprint of the visitor operations.

Supporting conservation through an alliance of sound management, efficient enforcement and systematic monitoring of the national park through a partnership between governmental and non governmental organizations.

Supporting research, monitoring, conservation and sustainable use projects carried out by Cuban and international scientists and conservationists.

• The success of the workshop and sustainable management program depends on the full participation by each traveler. The traveler has a duty to actively engage in the daily activities and discussions in order to foster cooperation while developing an environment of education surrounding the week’s experience in the marine park. The personal initiative to organize and execute daily activities is essential in furthering the success and dynamics of the workshop program making it an interesting and successful venture towards sustainable management active ongoing education.
• This workshop is open for attendance to people from every country in the world including Cuban citizens. The collaborative nature of this multi-cultural experience in the marine park is in an effort to create a program that takes into account a multitude of perspectives pertaining to environmental management and sustainable preservation. Furthermore, the hope is to promote the marine park model as an option in other environmental management scenarios around the world.
• All of the profits after costs from this program are donated to non profit entities to further the research, conservation and patrolling efforts in the Cuban marine parks. These organizations are the cornerstone of making the marine park system possible and it is essential to continually support the sustainable management. Furthermore, this is in an effort to promote the interaction of Cuban marine biologists, Cuban guides, international travelers, and citizens of the USA in the name of furthering the collaborative and sustainable platform that the activities in the marine parks provide.

Guidelines