ECCEA Background

The Eastern Caribbean Coalition for Environmental Awareness (ECCEA) is an independent non profit making organisation, founded in 1995. Its priority action is to coordinate and implement regional conservation programmes and the development and preparation of project proposals for national environmental and non governmental organizations, grass roots movements and communities. These are articulated into common themes specific to the needs of small island states and their ecology.

Projects are designed to integrate an environmental dimension into the sustainable development process of the islands and contribute positively to their economic growth. Education; skills training and capacity building are seen as key elements for such initiatives to succeed.

International conventions

ECCEA has observer status at UN and International Conventions that govern the environment, wildlife, sustainable development and tourism. The Coalition recognizes that in the interest of global cooperation governments, ngo's, civil society and the media have key roles to play in correcting existing imbalances in global environment negotiations.

Environmental protection laws

The Cartagena Convention, and it's Protocol for Specially Protected Areas for Wildlife in the Caribbean and it's Protocol (SPAW)1 are seen as the most appropriate conservation instruments for the implementation of ECCEA's mandate.

Project and Core Managment Unit (CRU) territories
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Montserrat
  • Guadeloupe
  • Dominica
  • Martinique
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent
  • Mayreau
  • Union Island, Grenadines, St. Vincent
  • Carriacou, Grenada
  • Grenadines
  • Grenada