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How Dominica Plans to Become the First Climate Resilient Nation in the World

Rich in lush, unspoiled landscape, the Caribbean nation of Dominica is proudly known as the “Nature Island”—a title that the country does not carry lightly. Recently, in an effort to preserve the island nation’s cherished flora and fauna, the government announced that it intends to completely ban common plastics, single-use Styrofoam cups and Styrofoam food containers by January 2019. Combating plastic waste is a major step towards Dominica’s larger sustainability initiative.

A Global Movement

Countries, cities and large companies all over the world have taken a stand to ban or charge for plastics, primarily concerning plastic bags. More recently, New Zealand and Australia actioned to join the approximate 40 countries that have banned plastic bags. Efforts to fight plastic pollution are global, and Dominica’s ambitious goals are breaking new ground.

Dominica has always been concerned with environmental preservation and a proponent for eco-tourism. Since Hurricane Maria, the small yet mighty country has since strengthened its determined focus on environmental preservation and plans to become the first climate resilient country in the world. In other words, Dominica is in a pursuit to better prepare for future climate change impacts, and to entirely remove itself from contributing harm.

Preserving the Nature Island

Step foot in Dominica, and the pride the community has for their country, and its efforts to take care of their landscape, is palpable. Offering a captivating, magnificent world that boasts rivers, rainforests and coastlines, this is a place known for its unspoiled beauty. While the cultural influences vary as much as the awe-inspiring terrain, one aspect of Dominica that remains uniform throughout is the island’s celebrated, deep connection with its abundant, surrounding splendor.

Fort Young Hotel honors and reflects this connection, as well as Dominica’s environmental efforts, and prioritizes putting these values into practice. By integrating biodegradable food containers and detergents; sourcing local products from Roseau farmers markets; donating leftover food to those in need; and supporting an eco-initiative that works to benefit the marine ecosystem by hunting the invasive lionfish, those who visit Fort Young Hotel will take part in Dominica’s continuous move towards a sustainable lifestyle.

What's Happenings

New flights are now available with service to Dominica via Guadeloupe, Martinique, San Juan and Barbados, making travel to visit Fort Young Hotel a breeze. Find all the details on these convenient flight paths below. Via Guadeloupe Set to launch on October 25, 2019, Air Antilles is now offering increased airlift from Guadeloupe with new […]

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The Nature Island has long been a treasured dive destination for ocean explorers—and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, with its prime location in the capital city of Roseau and set along the shores of the Caribbean Sea, draws dive travelers from around the world. Now certified as a PADI Dive Center, Fort Young Dive […]

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Renowned for its flavorful seafood and breathtaking panoramas of the Caribbean Sea, The Palisades Restaurant is Roseau’s only seaside restaurant and the premier dining destination at Fort Young Hotel. Celebrating the local flavors of the island, our oceanfront eatery boasts an extensive menu of both classic and modern dishes. Here are a few of the local […]

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