Dominica: The Minister of Agriculture Fisheries Blue and Green Economy, Roland Royer, recently participated in a meeting and stated that the grant funding from the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) is set to begin implementing the Leveraging Eco-tourism for Biodiversity Protection Project.
According to the shared information, the Ministry of Agriculture took to its official social media handle to convey that the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, through the Environment, Rural Modernization, Kalinago Upliftment and Constituency Empowerment with grant funding from the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) will soon commence the implementation of the Leveraging Eco-tourism for Biodiversity Protection Project.
The reports have also stated that the project seeks to improve the management of Dominica’s three national parks and the Waitukubuli National Trail through a coordinated approach by supporting the Government’s effort to protect the island’s biodiversity.
It was further confirmed by the officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries Blue and Green Economy that enhancing the authorization and facilities of the three important national parks of Dominica majorly depends on a number of factors.
Furthermore, the management of the three national parks will primarily be improved and more facilitated through collaboration with indigenous peoples and communities near these sites or in close proximity enabling the island to be elevated to a renowned and pristine eco-tourism destination, said the officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries Blue, and Green Economy.
As per the sources, the Ministry of Agriculture also noted in its official Facebook caption that “Last week a delegation from the World Bank was on the island to meet with senior government officials and stakeholders in preparation for the Project’s launch in April 2023.”
Additionally, Roland Royer – the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Blue Green of the Commonwealth of Dominica, also shared a number of photographs and glimpses from a recent gathering through the official Facebook account of the Ministry.
In such photographs, members were seen exchanging thoughts with each other and cordial discussions were held to shed light on the project in a broad manner, added reports.