Protect Turks and Caicos Islands

The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs

The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) is mandated to ensure the sustainable use of the natural resources of the Turks and Caicos Islands and to protect and promote biodiversity and economic prosperity through a sustainable fisheries industry, environmentally sustainable development, a Protected Areas system and improved Maritime Affairs.

DEMA has the responsibility of sustainably managing Protected Areas and Fisheries and overseeing all Maritime Affairs in the Turks and Caicos Islands. However, such a mandate is only attainable with the cooperation of the public. Here you will find some information that may prove useful to ensure that you are an exemplary environmental steward while visiting the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Protect Turks and Caicos beachesTourist Etiquette Guide

This brief guide will give you the information you need when visiting our beautiful beaches, national parks, and a few do’s and don’ts to consider. (Download Tourist Etiquette Guide)


Turks and Caicos Whale WatchingWhale Watching Etiquette

We would like to encourage all tour operators and clients to adhere to the following etiquette should you be fortunate enough to encounter the migrating Humpback whales.(Download Whale Watching Etiquette)

Cruising in Turks and CaicosCruising Guide

If you are travelling to the TCI aboard a private vessel, this comprehensive guide provides all the information you may need. (Download Cruising Guide)

For more information on the environment, please feel free to contact:

indexDepartment of Environment & Maritime Affairs
Lower Bight Road, Providenciales
t: (+1649) 338 4170
f: (+1649) 946 4793

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