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Windward Islands marine trail proposed to enhance yachting experience
Published on July 12, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A US expert in water resource planning, as well as protected areas planning and management is proposing the establishment of a yachting trail in the south eastern Caribbean to improve the yachting experience in the Windward Islands.

Dr Glenn Haas, a professor emeritus in the College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, presented the proposal for the Windward Islands Marine Trail at the first Caribbean Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism, which ended in St George’s, Grenada, on Friday.

The proposed trail would be a free web-based trail of information and services that yachters and other travellers would use to experience and enjoy the Windward Islands.

In addition to providing a number of services that would facilitate travel by yachters, the trail will enhance community benefits from authentic interactions of the yachting community with local citizens and communities, Haas said.

It will also engage the yachting community in the conservation and protection of marine resources and protected areas; serve as a financial engine for national conservation trust(s) and their conservation of protected areas and increase government efficiency; reduce costs and leakage and provide additional employment, he added.

“This trail will attract the yachting community because it would be a status symbol to say they have floated, they have boated this trail,” Haas suggested.
 
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