A video about the Hispaniolan solenodon and Hispaniolan hutia, two rare mammals found only in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. It also informs about The Last Survivors project, which involves the development of plans for the long-term conservation of the hutia and solenodon. Previously on Green Antilles: The Last Survivors: seeking solenodons, The Last Survivors [...]
According to Renewable Energy Magazine, the Bahamas Electricity Corporation has signed an agreement relating to construction and operation of two ocean thermal energy conversion plants: Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE Corporation) from Lancaster, Pennsylvania (US) has won a contract to design its first two commercial plants that generate electricity from temperature differences in ocean water. [...]
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in Germany, is offering fellowships for prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries who are engaged in climate protection and resource conservation. Find out more information in the flyer below and at the Foundation’s website. The closing date for applications is December 15, 2011. The fellowship commences September 1, 2012.
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) in the Caribbean is generally celebrated in October; this year the theme is “Go Wild, Go Birding” In St. Maarten, in keeping with the theme, there are plans for a free guided bird walk and a course in birding: This Saturday October 1st, the public is encouraged to join EPIC [...]
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has published a report estimating the potential economic costs of climate change in the Caribbean region: Climate change is estimated to cost countries in the Caribbean subregion up to 5% of annual GDP between 2011 and 2050, if actions for mitigating and adaptation are not [...]
In Trinidad and Tobago, Sustain T&T will be presentingan environmental film series, with screenings from October 7 to 18, 2011. See the film schedule below, or at the Sustain T&T website.
Climate and Health: New Challenges for the Virgin Islands is a one-hour special, presented in nine parts, featuring Virgin Islands science and health experts who discuss linkages between climate and health. Climate and Health program hosts Dr. LaVerne Ragster, Winthrop Maduro, and Pamela R. Samuel speak with Nicholas Drayton, Program Coordinator of VI EPSCoR; Aaron [...]
Even more than before, small island developing states in the Caribbean and in the Pacific will be working together on climate change actions and issues: Vulnerable islands in the region can now work more closely with the Pacific islands to address climate risks, based on a recently inked agreement between the Caribbean Community Climate Change [...]
The St. Kitts and Nevis Leeward Times spotlights the work of the Nevis Turtle Group: Nevis Turtle Group which was formed in 2003 is a non governmental organisation with a core-membership of about 10 persons and some 20 volunteers involved in the conservation method. The group was initially started by Pemberton in 2001 when he [...]
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced a new funding programme to support the work of scientists in (among other developing countries) the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica, particularly those doing research about food security, climate change and sustainable development: USAID and NSF are [...]