Regional activity center for areas and species specially protected
Caribbean Environment Program
Parc National de Guadeloupe
United Nations Environment Programme
Regional activity center for areas and species specially protected


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Welcome on the SPAW-RAC’s website


Meetings and events in 2015
January Dates Topics Place 28 Conference and debate on marine mammals in the Caribbean Sandy Ground Cinema - 17 pm-19 pm, St-Martin February Dates Topics Place ... March Dates Topics Place ... (...)
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Newsletter - release N°14
We are pleased to inform you that the 14th release of the SPAW Newsletter, dated october 2014, is online.
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Accommodated by the  Parc national de la Guadeloupe  [Guadeloupe National Park] and funded by the French Government, the SPAW-RAC works under the aegis of the  Regional Coordination Unit for the United Nations Environment Programme in Kingston , to implement the  SPAW protocol  concerning the protection of marine and coastal biodiversity in the wider Caribbean region, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Caribbean Sea.

Download the detailed list of countries that have ratified the SPAW Protocol.

Carte Spaw en

Bahamas | Barbados | Belize | Colombia | Cuba | Dominican Republic | France (Guadeloupe, Guyane, Martinique, Saint-Barthélémy, Saint-Martin) | Grenada | Guyana | Netherlands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint-Eustachius, Sint Maarten) | Panama | Saint-Lucia | St Vincent and the Grenadines | Trinidad and Tobago | United States (States bordering the Gulf of Mexico; U.S. Virgin Islands; Puerto-Rico) - Venezuela