Biodiversity News

Hundreds discover St. Martin wildlife at Endemic Animal Festival

Les Fruit de Mer media release — Nearly 300 people learned about the animals that live only on St. Martin at the fifth annual Endemic Animal Festival on Sunday. They were welcomed by over 30 volunteers and experts sharing diverse topics like nature in St. Martin literature, sharks, iguanas, native plants …

Climate Change News

Event: 19th Annual Willam G. Demas Memorial Lecture – From Social Resilience to Survivor-Led Reconstruction

At the Caribbean Development Bank’s 2018 Board of Governors’ Meeting, Professor Mark Pelling will speak on the topic “From Social Resilience to Survivor-Led Reconstruction”: The social impact of natural disasters will come into focus when Professor Mark Pelling of King’s College London delivers the 19th William G. Demas Memorial Lecture …

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Bananas. Image: CEB
From the International News, a report on how banana cultivation in Guadeloupe is becoming more environmentally friendly: Yellow is the new green in the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe. Bananas are the island group´s top agricultural export, and there...

Oceans News

How low-input agriculture helps Cuba’s coral reefs stay healthy

The key takeaway from this bioGraphic article is “Every decision you make on land affects the ocean as well.” Especially for islands: [W]hen the Soviet bloc fell in the early 90s, it abruptly turned off the spigot for Cuba’s sugar subsidies and regular shipments of food, gasoline, farming equipment, synthetic fertilizers, …

Energy News

Swedish company Seabased to bring wave energy to the Caribbean

Seabased, a Swedish clean energy company that designs, builds and installs wave energy parks, has signed an agreeement to bring wave energy to the Caribbean: Bermuda General Agency Ltd. (BGA Ltd.) of Hamilton, Bermuda, has signed an agreement with Seabased AB of Lysekil, Sweden, to purchase two 20 MW wave …

Agriculture News

Guadeloupe’s banana industry is becoming more sustainable

From the International News, a report on how banana cultivation in Guadeloupe is becoming more environmentally friendly: Yellow is the new green in the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe. Bananas are the island group´s top agricultural export, and there is growing awareness that farming practices need to change as yields …

Fisheries News

Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation receives Fisherman’s Day sponsorship boost

In Jamaica, New Fortress Energy has provided financial support for the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation’s 2018 celebrations of Fisherman’s Day: New Fortress Energy (NFE) has signed a three-year partnership with the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (C-CAM) Foundation. Under the arrangement, the energy company presented C-CAM with a cheque valued at $790,000 …

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