The cartoon above won Jonathan Kidd, from Belize, first prize in the UNDP Youth-IN Caribbean Climate Change Cartoon Competition. Jonathan describes his inspiration and his cartoon like this: My home Belize, which is on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, may experience elevated sea surface temperature and increased coral bleaching incidences; as a result, there [...]
The top 4 new posts on Green Antilles in the last week or so: After 10 years of searching, scientists encounter the rare Cuban solenodon. Nearly a decade after the last sighting, researchers in Cuba have finally found evidence that the rare Cuban solenodon is not, as once feared, extinct. Sustain Trinidad and Tobago presents [...]
The lesson learned from the success of the Gladden Spit Marine Reserve is simple; when a fishery is saved, there are often unexpected benefits.
The WorldWatch Institute recently published a brief assessment of the opportunities for renewable energy development in Belize. Here’s an excerpt: With a population of only 350,000 and a national economy of US$1.5 billion in 2011, Belize does not consume large amounts of energy. Peak electricity demand in 2010 was 80.6 megawatts (MW), well below the [...]
The top 4 new posts on Green Antilles in the last week or so: Caribbean to benefit from Smithsonian marine biodiversity project. Outcome magazine reports on a major long-term project to study coastal marine biodiversity and ecosystems around the globe, and which includes a field location in Belize. Sustainable Birding Tourism Plan launched in The [...]
Outcome magazine reports on a major long-term project to study coastal marine biodiversity and ecosystems around the globe, and which includes a field location in Belize. The project is made possible by a $10 million donation from Suzanne and Michael Tennenbaum, to the Smithsonian research institute. The goal of the project—Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories—is to [...]
Two Caribbean establishments have been named as winners in the 2012 Travel and Leisure Global Vision Awards. Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica was a winner in the Conservation category: Rosalie Bay Resort on Dominica has been honored by Travel + Leisure as a 2012 Global Vision Award Winner for Conservation. The intimate 28-room eco-luxury resort [...]
In the English-speaking Caribbean, only Guyana, Belize and St Kitts and Nevis have the required land mass to achieve 100 per cent food security.
Belize is proud to have the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. But in 2010, the tiny country faced a huge problem — the potential loss of the reef’s UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Already under threat from coastal development, pollution and climate change, the reef’s species were being depleted by bottom-dragging fish trawlers. [...]
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states continue to make the case for a new urgent and binding agreement on climate change: Member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are becoming increasingly concerned about the negative impact of climate change on the vulnerable countries of the region, with Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and Belize urging the United Nations [...]