• Promenade Road, Tudor Bridge, St Michael, Bridgetown, BARBADOS BB12037

Community Outreach, Cultural Heritage Preservation and Eco-Tourism

Community Outreach

Community outreach is a key aspect of environmental and cultural heritage protection efforts. Increased awareness lends for increased recognition and respect of nature and mankind’s past, current and future use and enjoyment of the environment. Our services hereunder include:

  • partnerships with key stakeholders to reinforce the importance of public participation
  • hosting lectures and workshops
  • providing environmental-themed entertainment
  • initiating environmental-based programs
  • media communications and publications
  • maritime and environmental-focused projects for public benefit

Blue and Green Pro Bono Services

Blue and Green pro bono services are intended to foster ocean and environmental stewardship, encourage positive behaviours towards the environment, protect legal rights of communities and individuals, conserve land and maritime spaces and build eco-partnerships.

CariMarine is dedicated to helping:

  • maritime and inland communities
  • environmental organizations
  • eco-entrepreneurs
  • Mother Earth

We match our specialized talents to specific requests for legal and non-legal assistance.

This assistance includes, but is not limited to:

  • Beach clean-ups
  • Gully clean-ups
  • Environmental advocacy
  • Support in decisions affecting community land, culture and environment
  • Protecting traditional knowledge and ensuring community benefit sharing
  • Education and awareness-raising

CariMarine understands that nature’s value cannot always be reduced to dollars and cents, neither can the survival of us who rely on nature’s ecosystems goods and services, thus we aim to be good Samaritans for nature and humankind through our Blue and Green Pro Bono Services program.

Cultural Heritage Preservation

Preserving maritime customs, tangible and intangible maritime cultural heritage and traditional environmental skills, knowledge and practices is a significant part of our history and identity. At CariMarine we support the protection and development of cultural heritage – underwater and terrestrial.

To this end, we:

  • advocate for the protection and recognition of cultural heritage and rights
  • design heritage conservation and development policies
  • draft heritage legislation (and update existing legal instruments to protect cultural heritage)
  • handle intellectual property issues in relation to movable and immovable authentic tangible and intangible cultural heritage
  • create heritage programs to enhance heritage awareness and education
  • support community museums (established by self-inspired individuals, families or groups)

We specialise in management and conservation of various cultural properties, whether at sea or on land, including, but not limited to:

  • archaeological reserves and sites
  • architectural complexes and sites
  • audio-visual heritage
  • beliefs, celebrations, customs and rituals
  • documental heritage
  • literary values
  • traditional medicine


CariMarine acknowledges that eco-tourism is a vehicle through which mankind’s cultural heritage on land and at sea can be promoted and protected. A major challenge to eco-tourism management relates to sustainably developing irrecoverable anthropogenic resources. To this end, CariMarine takes a specialised approach to cultural heritage conservation, tourist interpretation and use. We seek to ensure availability of cultural heritage resources, through:

  • research
  • documentation
  • appropriate conservation methods
  • restoration
  • adaptation
  • conservation planning

CariMarine aims to significantly improve local eco-tourism markets through raising environmental consciousness and promoting eco-friendly attitudes. Our goal is to harmonise conservation, communities and sustainable travel. We operate based on established eco-tourism principles, namely:

  • building environmental, cultural awareness, respect and appreciation
  • ensuring positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
  • securing direct economic conservation benefits
  • securing profits for local persons and private industry
  • heightening visitors’ sensitivity to host countries cultural, environmental and social climates
  • promoting construction and designing of low impact facilities
  • recognising rights and spiritual beliefs of indigenous peoples
  • creating empowerment through partnerships