Largetooth sawfish and silky shark gain additional protection in the Caribbean — Caribbean nations agreed last week to add two more species to the annexes of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, the only transnational legal instrument for the environment of the Caribbean. …Regional SPAW member governments unanimously decided to recommend Largetooth Sawfish and Silky Sharks for (obligatory) protection under SPAW.
Four countries to benefit from regional rainwater harvesting project — Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia have been earmarked for the installation of rainwater harvesting systems to strengthen their climate resilience through the management of water challenges.
Guyana records lowest deforestation rate since 2010 — The new deforestation rate … is good news for Guyana since it indicates that across all main drivers, including infrastructure, mining, agriculture and forest fires, there has been a decrease in deforestation.
Energy-efficient street lighting for St. Kitts and Nevis — An energy-efficient street lighting project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projected to save St Kitts and Nevis over US$2.2 million a year.
Caribbean farmers prepare for coconut boom — In the last four years, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has been implementing a major regional project, working alongside the International Trade Center and stakeholders along the coconut value chain to transition the region’s small-scale operations to enterprise-level profitability in the global coconut industry.
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