Adopted in Kingston, Jamaica by the member governments of the Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) on 18 January 1990, the SPAW Protocol preceded other international environmental agreements in utilising an ecosystem approach to conservation. The Protocol acts as a vehicle to assist with regional implementation of the broader and more demanding global Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

InforMEA Tags: 
protected area, wildlife
Entry into force: 
18 Jun 2000
Parent treaty: 
Latin America and the Caribbean
Date of text: 
Tue, 22 March 2016