St. Patrick’s Environment and Community Tourism Organisation ( SPECTO)

St. Patrick’s Environment and Community Tourism Organisation ( SPECTO)
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MISSION

To develop and coordinate ecotourism activities in the parish of St. Patrick which contribute to the advancement of the people of the parish by increasing job opportunities while protecting endangered species and the environment.

VISION

The parish of St. Patrick flourishing with opportunities for employment through the sustainable practices of youth and adults in each of these communities.

FOCAL AREAS

Eco- Tourism, Environment, Advocacy

KEY OBJECTIVES

To develop strategies for the successful implementation of sustainable community eco tourism in the parish of St. Patrick;

To establish and identify eco-systems activities which will contribute to the livelihoods of the people of the communities of St. Patrick;

To increase the quality of life for the people of the parish of St. Patrick through the use of sustainable development practices;

Expansion of employment opportunities through conservation practices; and

Increased involvement of all communities in the sustainable development of St. Patrick.

MAJOR/CURRENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Job creation through developing tours to the Nesting and Hatching of the endangered Female leatherback turtle;

Developing the Ramsar site at Levera Pond and the surrounding protected area as a potential opportunity for job creation through eco- friendly tours; and

Increased awareness through the provision of educational activities on issues of climate change.

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(473) 409-8395
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