Belizer Barrier Reef. Image: Nancy Gerard Bégin
Biodiversity

Belize and Australia exchange experiences on barrier reef conservation and World Heritage Site management

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest is the world’s largest coral reef system. The Belize Barrier Reef is part of the world’s second largest coral reef system, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (also known as the Great Mayan Reef).  Both the Great Barrier Reef and the Belize Barrier Reef …

Sargassum on a beach in Barbados. Image: via Barbados Government Information Service
Fisheries

How the sargassum influx has affected Caribbean fisherfolk’s livelihoods and income

In an eye-opening article published at Caribbean News Now, Daphne Ewing-Chow and Iris Monnereau write about how the annual sargassum invasions in the Caribbean have been affecting fisherfolk’s ability to make a living:  Sargassum has had negative economic consequences for the industry through the altered composition and availability of fish …

Marine biologist Angelique Braithwaite. Image: courtesy Angelique Brathwaite.
Biodiversity

Green Antilles interview: Angelique Brathwaite

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with marine biologist Angelique Brathwaite. Angelique is from Barbados, and splits most of her working time these days between her home country and France. Her passion is working with coral reefs, from the science to management to training divers to showing how to conduct underwater …

Turks and Caicos seascape. Image: Ben Saren
Biodiversity

Training in enforcement for marine protected areas in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Media release —  Fisheries, Marine and Conservation Officers from Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) recently completed a law enforcement training workshop. Nineteen participants took part in a training to enhance the enforcement of marine protected areas (MPAs). The week-long workshop was held in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands from 24 …

Caribbean Sea, Carriacou. Image: Vlad Podvorny.
Oceans

Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project to stimulate development of the blue economy in the Eastern Caribbean

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission is implementing the recently launched Caribbean Regional Oceanscape project, which aims to strengthen integrated oceans management in the Eastern Caribbean: The Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), administered by the World Bank, and is being implemented by the Organisation …

The Jamaica Inn
Biodiversity

Tourism and conservation connect at Jamaica Inn

Travel Weekly highlights the Jamaica Inn and the work that’s being done there to conserve and restore coral reefs: As a child growing up in Jamaica, Belinda Morrow remembers snorkeling amid large schools of neon-colored fish nibbling on healthy coral just beyond the white sand beaches of Ocho Rios.Now 55, …

Diva Amon receives ISA award. Image: via International Seabed Authority
Oceans

Triniadadian marine biologist Diva Amon wins award for excellence in deep sea research

The inaugural International Seabed Authority Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research was recently presented to Dr. Diva Amon of Trinidad and Tobago:  This annual award is given to young researchers under 35 years old from developing countries, and recognizes the excellence of their contribution to the advancement of …