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IDB-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Awards 2018
Water and sanitation

Opportunity: IDB invites applications for Latin America and Caribbean water and sanitation awards

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is inviting applications for the 2018 IDB-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Awards: IDB-FEMSA AWARD 2018 We are looking for the most groundbreaking solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean working on water, sanitation and solid waste. THE CHALLENGE Since 2009, the Inter-American Development Bank and FEMSA …

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Nassau Grouper. Image: Farshid Ahrestani.
Biodiversity

Climate change threatens reef fish conservation in the Caribbean

Climate change could undo years of work to protect and conserve the endangered Nassau Grouper: For more than 20 years, conservationists have been working to protect one of the most recognizable reef fish in the Caribbean, the endangered and iconic Nassau grouper, and thanks to those efforts, populations of this …

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Bird on flower, Saint Lucia. Image: Harry and Rowena Kennedy
Biodiversity

Climate change is an imminent threat to Saint Lucia’s biodiversity

Inter Press Service reports on the need for urgent action to save Saint Lucia’s biodiversity from the devastating effects of climate change, which are exacerbated by a lack of care for the environment: Wildlife conservationists consider it to be one of the most striking parrots of its kind. Saint Lucia’s …

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Sargassum in Antigua and Barbuda. Image: via Phikwe Goodwin/Antigua Sargassum Seaweed Observations
Oceans

Call for expressions of interest for sargassum seaweed removal in Antigua and Barbuda

The government of Antigua and Barbuda is inviting expressions of interest for the supply of equipment and machinery for the cost-effective removal of sargassum at sea and on beaches: During the past 5 years Antigua & Barbuda has been negatively impacted by the influx Sargassum seaweed on the beaches, threatening both …

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Brades, Montserrat. Image: via OECS Commission.
Climate Change

Montserrat hosts OECS Environment Ministers’ meeting

The fifth meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability (COMES 5) is currently underway in Montserrat. The meeting’s theme is Building Resilience on the Frontlines of Climate Change: Five major themes are on the agenda of COMES 5 that will gather Ministers …

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Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology
Biodiversity
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Event: First Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology

The inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology will be held in Trinidad and Tobago, July 25 to 27, 2018: The Latin America and Caribbean Section (LACA) of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is proud to join the University of the West Indies to host the inaugural …

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Children stand atop a mountain in Fondwa, Haiti. Image: Direct Relief
Climate Change

Awareness-raising in Haiti about access to the Green Climate Fund

A workshop was recently held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to introduce national environment and climate change stakeholders to the facilities available through the Green Climate Fund: The Ministry of the Environment (MDE), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Haiti, organized last week at Hotel Karibe a two-day …

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