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Suriname flowers. Image: Joost Beljon
Biodiversity

Regional biodiversity information portal launched

The Caribbean Biodiversity Information Portal was officially launched August 9, 2018 in Barbados. The Barbados Advocate reports: Speaking at the official launching ceremony … Assistant Curator of the Natural History Department at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Kerron Hamblin, revealed that the project was a year long regional project …

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Hurricane damage, BVI. Image: Russell Watkins/DFID
Climate Change

Caribbean leaders call for President Trump to take climate change seriously

Caribbean leaders are trying to get the message across that climate change is a very real and present danger for the region. From Brinkwire:  Leaders from Caribbean islands are urging President Donald Trump to take climate change seriously before they disappear due to extreme weather conditions, according to reports. Hurricane season …

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Tortola, BVI. Image: Gail Frederick.
Energy

Post-Hurricane Irma, British Virgin Islands accelerate the move to renewable energy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the British Virgin Islands are looking to enhance their energy resilience and sustainability by turning to renewables: The British Virgin Islands (BVI) were plunged into darkness for six months when Irma, packing winds of 185 miles per hour (295 kph), uprooted electricity poles and …

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USVI coral reef. Image: NOAA CCMA Biogeography Team
Biodiversity

Vacancy: University of the Virgin Islands Marine Biological Restoration Technician

The University of the Virgin Islands is inviting applications for a position in their coral reef restoration and research programme: Under the direction of the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) and UVI’s coral health ecologists provides technical support for coral reef restoration and coral reef ecological research activities …

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Bahamas spiny lobster. Image: Rüdiger Stehn
Fisheries

Bahamas Spiny Lobster fishery certified as sustainable

The Bahamas spiny lobster fishery is the first Caribbean fishery to receive Marine Stewardship Council certification:  The Bahamas spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) fishery is the world’s first Caribbean fishery to be awarded Marine Stewardship Council certification, after a detailed 19-month assessment. The analysis was conducted by third-party assessment body Control …

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Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference
Energy

Event: Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference 2018

The 2018 Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference will take place in the Cayman Islands on September 13 and 14.  Cayman News reports: Adrian Grenier, the TV star of Entourage who is now a United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador, will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month as the keynote speaker …

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Karen McDonald Gayle. Image: courtesy Karen McDonald Gayle
Biodiversity
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Green Antilles interview: Karen McDonald Gayle

The Green Antilles interview today is with Karen McDonald Gayle. Karen works with the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, helping to establish sustainable financing for biodiversity conservation in the Caribbean.   Please tell Green Antilles readers about yourself, your work as an environmental professional and what that work involves. My early work …

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