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Bonefish Pond, The Bahamas. Image: via Panoramio.
Biodiversity

Mangrove restoration in The Bahamas

As part of the Global Environment Facility-funded Integrated Water and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) Project, the Bahamas National Trust and The Nature Conservancy spearheaded the restoration of the Bonefish Pond National Park, removing tonnes of waste, improving water flow, and replanting mangroves.  Five years after the conclusion of IWCAM Project, monitoring …

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David A. Simmons. Image courtesy David A Simmons
Interview
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Green Antilles interview: David A. Simmons

Green Antilles is starting a series of interviews with environment and nature professionals from around the Caribbean. Our first subject is David A. Simmons, an environmental consultant based in Trinidad and Tobago. David is the principal of consulting firm Simmons & Associates Inc., providing advice to clients, including governments and …

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Wind turbines on Nevis. Image: Lauren Delizia
Energy

Nevis focuses on geothermal energy

For the island of Nevis, the principal renewable energy focus is, for now, on geothermal energy: In pursuit of its sustainable energy programme, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will not actively pursue other areas of renewable energy but will to concentrate its efforts in geothermal energy. Mark Brantley, premier of …

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Sea turtle, Antigua and Barbuda. Image: Todd Wiggins.
Biodiversity

Turtle-friendly lights installed along nesting beach in Antigua

Sea turtles in Antigua are a little bit safer, thanks to lobbying by the Antigua Sea Turtle Project and action by the Antigua Public Utilities Authority: Red turtle-friendly lights at Darkwood Beach!!! After 10 years of lobbying, the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) has responded, replacing the former white lights …

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Tobago Cays sunset. Image: Mary Witzig
Fisheries

Call for submissions: marine protected areas/marine managed areas best practice cases

The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is seeking to identify cases of innovation and best practice in marine protected area (MPA)/ marine managed area (MMA) management in the Caribbean: The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is asking for your help to identify cases of innovation and best practice by Caribbean …

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Fisher, Jamaica. Image: davidbaxendale.com
Fisheries

Jamaican fisherfolk recognised for their contribution to sustainable development

More news on fisherfolk celebrations from around the Caribbean, this time from the fishing community in Jamaica: New Fortress Energy (NFE) has joined the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (CCAM) Foundation in lauding the hard-working men and women of the fishing community …

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Solar Panel. Image: Marufish
Energy

Sunrun offering residential solar energy to Puerto Rico

US company Sunrun, has begun offering home solar and battery services in Puerto Rico: Sunrun Inc., a leading stateside residential solar, storage and energy services company, has begun offering solar-as-a-service and home batteries to households in Puerto Rico. Its Brightbox service manages household solar energy, storage and utility power with …

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