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Opportunity

Opportunity: media training for environmental journalists on land degradation issues

The Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is providing sponsorship for selected environmental journalists from the Caribbean to receive media training in issues relating to land degradation, desertification and drought. The journalists will also get the opportunity to cover the upcoming meeting of the Committee for the …

Eleuthera, the Bahamas. Image: Cameron Khan
General
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Green Antilles link roundup: December 9, 2018

Bahamas committed to marine protection goals — The Bahamas remains committed to setting aside 20 percent of its territorial waters as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by 2020, a Cabinet minister has confirmed. … “This would represent 43 newly-proposed marine protected areas, covering more than 8.1m acres of clear, blue ocean.” Caribbean urged …

Carriacou, Grenada. Image: Vlad Podvorny
General

Nominations invited for the Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award: Nominations are now being accepted for The Euan P. McFarlane Award to recognize outstanding environmental leadership in the Insular Caribbean. The McFarlane Award was established in 1987 to provide recognition for …

Sargassum on a beach in Barbados. Image: via Barbados Government Information Service
Fisheries

How the sargassum influx has affected Caribbean fisherfolk’s livelihoods and income

In an eye-opening article published at Caribbean News Now, Daphne Ewing-Chow and Iris Monnereau write about how the annual sargassum invasions in the Caribbean have been affecting fisherfolk’s ability to make a living:  Sargassum has had negative economic consequences for the industry through the altered composition and availability of fish …

Birds like the Black-throated Blue Warbler travel thousands of miles to spend their winter in the Caribbean. Photo: Paul Reeves via BirdsCaribbean
Biodiversity

World Migratory Bird Day 2018: Welcoming Our Birds “Home”

BirdsCaribbean media release — The month of October heralds a change in the seasons — even in the Caribbean. The days grow shorter and the fierce heat of the sun lessens. Countless birds journey to their winter homes in the Caribbean. For World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), Caribbean island residents celebrate …

Caribbean Week of Agriculture
Agriculture

Event: Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018

Barbados is the host country for Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018, which starts today (October 8): During the week of October 8 to 12, 2018, the Government of Barbados will be hosting the fifteenth (15th) Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) under the theme: “Strengthening Agriculture for a Healthier Future in …

BIOPAMA website
Biodiversity

Vacancy: Technical Assistant, Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme, IUCN

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean is inviting applications for the post of Technical Assistant with the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme. The position is based in Barbados. The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme aims …