Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Botanic Park certified as 'Green'

Cayman Net News

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is the first attraction in the Caribbean to attain Green Globe Certification. Highly regarded in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, the certification demonstrates a commitment to the environment, sustainable operations and management.

“The Botanic Park has always been a green facility and the certification process has made us look at all of our practices and procedures to see where improvements could be made,” said Andrew Guthrie, general manager of the Botanic Park. “These changes have enabled the Botanic Park to become even more ecologically sound, which furthers our conservation goals.”

The park is a driving force in the rehabilitation of the indigenous blue iguana species and educates guests and the general public on their importance.

Through its participation in the Cayman Islands Environmental Project for the Tourism Sector (CEPTS), a joint pilot project between the Departments of Tourism and Environment and the tourism private sector, the QEII Botanic Park successfully applied 133 standards, implemented several environmental best practices, and a detailed third party audit to attain the full story.

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