Stakeholders pledge support to protect St. Mary’s Biosphere Reserve

Stakeholders in the St. Mary’s Biosphere Reserve made their contribution in a workshop on Tuesday October 30th towards the development of a management plan for the reserve. At the opening ceremony at the conference room of the Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Minister responsible for UNESCO Shawn Richards acknowledged the importance of the St Mary’s Biosphere Reserve and pledged government’s support.

“I am happy to see all of the various stakeholders, including students, teachers, tour operators, farmers, area residents, staff from the Departments of Agriculture, Fisheries, Education, Tourism, Culture, Sustainable Development, People Empowerment, etc. To this end we look forward to strengthen our partnerships.