Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola). Image credit: Bernard Dupont

Grant Opportunity: Neotropical Bird Club Conservation Fund

The Neotropical Bird Club (NBC) awards grants of $1,500, $3,000 and $5,000 (US dollars) for bird conservation work or research in the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, and South America: The NBC Conservation Awards Programme invites applications for one of three categories of award the Club is able to offer: Small grants – …

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas). Image credit: Kris-Mikael Krister

Rising temperatures are turning green turtle eggs female

Recently published research from Australia shows that rising temperatures are affecting the nesting populations of green turtles on the Great Barrier Reef, causing them to produce offspring that are 99% female: Rising temperatures are turning almost all green sea turtles in a Great Barrier Reef population female, new research has …

Tourism and Protected Areas Seminar

Training opportunity: Seminar on Tourism and Protected Areas at Colorado State University

The Colorado State University’s Center for Protected Area Management (CPAM) and the Office of International Programs of the U.S. Forest Service are inviting applications for a 2.5 week seminar on Tourism and Protected Areas: The Mobile Seminar on Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas is an intensive, 2.5-week seminar, offered …

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Saint Lucia: birthplace of the Rare approach to conservation

Rare is an international conservation organization that uses behaviour change approaches to protect and preserve species and habitats across the world.  Did you know that the Rare approach to conservation actually originated in Saint Lucia? On his first day in St. Lucia, Paul Butler hiked to the edge of the …

Desecheo Anole found only on Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Photo by Tommy Hall. Copyright: Island Conservation

Removal of invasive alien species from offshore islands in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic leads to a rebound in endemic species populations

Island Conservation, an international organization dedicated to preventing species extinctions by removing invasive species from islands, reports that two of its biggest successes of 2017 were in the Caribbean: Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico After more than a decade of conservation intervention, Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is once again safe …

Goat Islands, Jamaica. Image credit: Jeremy Francis

After years of advocacy, Jamaica’s Goat Islands to be declared a wildlife sanctuary

Jamaica’s Goat Islands, which were previously the intended location for a port development project that would have destroyed key habitats and ecosystems, are now to be declared a national wildlife sanctuary. The Jamaica Environment Trust reports: The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is celebrating the decision by the Urban Development Corporation …


With support from local communities and indigenous peoples, scientists discover dozens of new species in Guyana’s rainforest

This BBC article about the discovery of 30 species in the rainforests of Guyana takes special care to acknowledge the important contribution that local communities and indigenous peoples make to scientific discoveries such as these: Without expertise and logistical support from local residents, navigating the remote Kaieteur National Park, the …