Sharda Mahabir. Photo: via Write It Down
Interview

Green Antilles interview: Sharda Mahabir

Today’s Green Antilles interviewee is Dr. Sharda Mahabir, founder of the Adopt A River programme in Trinidad and Tobago. As Project Manager of the Adopt A River programme, Sharda manages community projects across Trinidad and Tobago that help to improve the condition of the country’s rivers. Please tell Green Antilles readers …

PET bottle nursery house. Image: via UNDP
Agriculture

Schools in Suriname grow vegetables in nursery houses made from plastic bottles

Eight thousand discarded plastic bottles were repurposed in a sustainable agriculture project that involved four primary schools in the Commewijne district of Suriname: This project titled: “Everyday food: Growing Vegetables No Matter What Weather” educated the children in protected agriculture by providing nurseries constructed from discarded PET- bottles. This made the …

Turks and Caicos rock iguana. Image: Giuliano Colosimo
Biodiversity

Saving the Turks and Caicos rock iguana

Perhaps, like me, you thought that the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) focused exclusively on bird conservation. I was surprised to learn that they are also working to conserve, among other species, the critically endangered Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana (Cylcura carinata, also known as the Bahamas …

Sombrero Island. Image: via ramsar.org
Biodiversity

Anguilla’s Sombrero Island Nature Reserve Marine Park designated as a Wetland of International Importance

The Sombrero Island Nature Reserve Marine Park was recently designated as Ramsar Site number 2354 under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (also known as the Ramsar Convention). It is the first such designated site in Anguilla: The United Kingdom has named Sombrero Island Nature Reserve Marine Park (Ramsar …

Birds like the Black-throated Blue Warbler travel thousands of miles to spend their winter in the Caribbean. Photo: Paul Reeves via BirdsCaribbean
Biodiversity

World Migratory Bird Day 2018: Welcoming Our Birds “Home”

BirdsCaribbean media release — The month of October heralds a change in the seasons — even in the Caribbean. The days grow shorter and the fierce heat of the sun lessens. Countless birds journey to their winter homes in the Caribbean. For World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), Caribbean island residents celebrate …

Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima). Image: © Hans Hillewaert
Biodiversity

Iguana hotline launched in St. Eustatius

St. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA) announces the launch of their new Iguana Hotline to support the conservation of the Statian population of the critically endangered Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima):  Sint Eustatius’ local iguana gets another helping hand with the creation of an Iguana Hotline, +599-318-1420. STENAPA asks everyone to …

Montserrat geothermal site. Image: Geo Thermal
Energy

UK Department for International Development to help engage geothermal expertise for Montserrat

Discover Montserrat reports that the Department for International Development (DFID) has pledged to provide funding to help develop Montserrat’s geothermal energy sector: The Department for International Development (DFID) has agreed to fund the next phase in the development of a geothermal power plant on Montserrat.According to the Hon. Minister of …