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Video: Rarity to Recovery – the story of the Antiguan Racer Snake

Filmmaker Kevin Collins visits Antigua and Barbuda and speaks to several experts whose tireless efforts are catapulting the Antiguan racer snake from rarity to recovery.

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Caribbean rankings in the Ocean Health Index

Ocean Health Index

How do Caribbean countries rank on the global Ocean Health Index?

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Video: Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2012

Video: Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2012

The 2012 Caribbean Week of Agriculture will run from October 14th to 20th in Antigua, under the theme Celebrating Youth and Gender in Caribbean Agriculture- Each Endeavoring, All Achieving.

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Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states

Small Island Developing States Awards 2013

The Ashden Awards are seeking enterprises and programs who: • Increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. • Bringing economic and social benefits while demonstrably cutting CO2 emissions. • Using approaches that can expand or be replicated across small island developing states. This includes activities related to: • Greening the electricity grid. […]

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Good Fishing Practices Workshop to be held in Kingstown, St.Vincent July, 25-27

Anguilla News reports on the good fishing practices workshop being held next week in Kingstown, St.Vincent: In an effort to advance best practices in fisheries management and development across the wider Caribbean, fisheries officials from 6 member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will converge for a special technical meeting at the Conference […]

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Seismic Research Centre issues an earthquake warning for the Caribbean

The University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Unit is warning that the Caribbean should be prepared for an imminent major earthquake: The magnitude 4.0 earthquake recorded off the coast of Antigua last Friday (May 11) is a warning that the Caribbean should prepare for a much more severe earthquake to come. This warning has […]

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As climate change threatens to reduce annual rainfall by up to 50%, Caribbean countries work to improve water resources management

Freshwater Lake, Laudat, Dominica

Water resource managers in the Caribbean are looking for ways to manage supply and reduce shortages, not just in water-scarce countries like Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados, but even in water-rich ones like Dominica. IPS News reports: Two years after a severe drought wreaked havoc with a number of Caribbean countries, some are now adopting […]

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Eastern Caribbean states pursuing a “green growth agenda”

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States met in February to discuss possibilities for financing a green growth agenda. Peter Richards reports for IPS News: As developing countries urgently seek new sources of financing to cope with problems linked to climate change, delegates from the nine-nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met here last week […]

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Postgraduate scholarship for Caribbean nationals studying disaster risk management

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has launched a scholarship programme for Caribbean nationals pursuing graduate studies in disaster risk management and related areas, including meteorology and climate change: The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is pleased to announce the launch of its Extra-Regional Scholarship Programme for Caribbean nationals. Through this programme, CCRIF […]

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Video: USAID and conservation in the Caribbean

A video about USAID (United States Agency for International Development) support for environmental and biodiversity conservation projects in the Eastern Caribbean. Previous related posts on Green Antilles: Protecting Grenada’s Marine Life, Dominica’s Organic Agriculture Movement is an ongoing success story, and In Antigua, free-roaming livestock are an environmental problem. The U.S. Embassy in Barbados and […]

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Can the Caribbean survive climate induced impacts?

The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability […]

Green Antilles interview: Salome Buglass, Masters student at UBC, asks Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

It is my joy to present the second Green Antilles interview. Salome Buglass is a Master’s student at the University […]

World Ocean Assessment workshop for the Caribbean

On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for […]

Economic impact assessment of recreational fishing in the Caribbean

Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. […]

Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of […]