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Climate Change

Developing a climate change adaptation strategy for Montserrat’s fisheries sector

IUCN Caribbean media release — The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Housing, Lands and Environment (MATHLE) will be working with stakeholders from the public sector, civil society, including fisherfolk and their organisations, and the private sector to assess the vulnerability of Montserrat’s fisheries sector …

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Black tip reef shark. Image credit: Faris Algosaibi
Biodiversity

Caribbean conservationists at a meeting in Trinidad unhappy to find shark on the menu

At a recent regional seminar in Trinidad, conservationists were dismayed to be served what was apparently shark meat: In an unfortunate turn of events, several conservationists were allegedly served bake and shark at a recent seminar hosted by the US Embassy on Caribbean disaster management and preparedness at a Port …

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Migratory shorebirds like Ruddy Turnstones and Sanderlings rely on Caribbean beaches and wetlands for a safe haven during migration and overwintering.. Image credit: Max Schwenne.
Biodiversity

Battered Caribbean Islands Come Together to Welcome Birds Back

BirdsCaribbean Media Release — The fall of 2017 was hard for the Caribbean. Hurricanes beat on our islands, destroying homes, toppling trees and darkening cities. The storms hurt both people and nature, damaging forests, wetlands, and the animals that live in them. Despite these tests, bird fans across the region …

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Caribbean spiny lobster. Image credit: Adam
Biodiversity

Anguilla National Trust receives funding for construction of lobster “casitas”

The Anguilla National Trust has received funding from the European Union to help restore the Little Bay Marine Park as a habitat for the Caribbean spiny lobster: The European Union’s Voluntary Scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European Overseas (BEST) recently confirmed €100,000 in project funding to …

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Produce grown by ESTM students is used in the school’s cafeteria and sold in the community. Image credit: CDB
Agriculture

Caribbean Development Bank supports education for agriculture in Belize

The Caribbean Development Bank is planting a seed to shape the future of agriculture in Belize: For over 185 students in Belize’s Corozal District, an opportunity to test their green thumbs is creating a great deal of excitement. A new state-of-the-art greenhouse constructed at the Escuela Secundaria Técnica México (ESTM) …

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Nassau Grouper. Image credit: Stephanie Archer, Oregon State University
Biodiversity

Scientists use facial recognition technology to track grouper populations in the Cayman Islands

Scientists in the Cayman Islands recently began using facial recognition technology to monitor Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) during their spawning season: The methods used to count the grouper at aggregation sites have become ever more sophisticated. This year, scientists used a mix of “floy tagging” – counting the prevalence of …

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Science without Borders® Challenge 2018
Oceans

Science without Borders Challenge 2018 – international student art contest

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation — Science without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest open to students between the ages of 11 and 19. Each year, the contest focuses on the need for protection and restoration of the world’s marine and aquatic ecosystems. This year’s competition celebrates …

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