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Vacancy: Technical Assistant, Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme, IUCN

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean is inviting applications for the post of Technical Assistant with the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme. The position is based in Barbados. The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme aims …

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Opportunity

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund invites applications for 2018 funding

Media release —  The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announces the availability of funding to support studies and activities that address environmental concerns that transcend the boundaries of any single island or island state in the insular Caribbean. Funded through the Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at …

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Betty Petersen. Image: courtesy Wayne Petersen via BirdsCaribbean
Biodiversity
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Betty Petersen Conservation Fund for Caribbean Birds Launched

BirdsCaribbean media release — BirdsCaribbean Executive Director, Lisa Sorenson, today announced the launch of the Betty Petersen Conservation Fund to advance the conservation of birds and habitats in the Caribbean region. “With $127,000 already raised towards our first-year goal of $150,000, the Fund will provide competitive grants to groups or individuals who …

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Minister Patterson looks at Diamond Land Use Map as DDL Chairman Komal Samaroo makes a point and DDL Finance Comptroller Vasuedo Singh looks on. Image: Guyana Ministry of Public Infrastructure via Stabroek News
Energy

Guyanese companies going solar

Guyanese rum producer Demerara Distillers Ltd is planning to construct a solar farm to power its operations: Guyana’s Ministry of Public Infrastructure and rum producer Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) have agreed to change the use of several areas at Diamond, in East Bank Demerara, where the company and ministry are …

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Aloe vera. Image: Georgia Popplewell.
Event

Event: 4th Congress of the Cuban Society of Natural and Traditional Medicine

The 2018 edition of the Congress of the Cuban Society of Natural and Traditional Medicine, also known as BIONAT 2018, is currently underway in Cuba: Science, nature and tradition for life, is the slogan that will reflect the event [being held September 3 to 7] at Havana’s Convention Center and …

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Solar panels. Image: Windwärts Energie.
Energy

Pessimism about The Bahamas’ renewable energy targets

The Bahamas has set a target of producing 30% of its energy needs from sustainable sources by the year 2030.  However, the Bahamas Tribune reports that there are doubts about whether that goal is feasible: The Bahamas “is never going to make” the National Energy Policy’s (NEP) goals, providers warned …

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Megan Trotman. Image: courtesy Megan Trotman.
Interview
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Green Antilles interview: Megan Trotman

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with Megan Trotman, a young professional at the start of her environmental career. Megan, who grew up in Barbados, graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Environmental Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is is currently working as an intern at the University …

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