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Tag Archives: caribbean

New project to improve Caribbean cocoa production

Cocoa tree, Dominica

Scientists from the University of Greenwich, in cooperation with the University of Trinidad and Tobago and the Jamaica Cocoa Board will be carrying out research on ways to increase cocoa production in the Caribbean by improving pollination rates: The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) [at the University of Greenwich] is collaborating with the University of Trinidad […]

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Caribbean small-scale fisheries too big to ignore

Last week the 65th Gulf Caribbean Fisheries Institute took place in Santa Marta, Colombia. Santa Marta is the capital city of the Colombian department of Magdalena in the Caribbean region. The conference was a testimony to the regions commitment to the stewardship of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea and the marine resources […]

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Applications open for 2013 cohort of Kinship Conservation Fellows

Kinship Conservation Fellows

Maybe 2013 will be the year that the Kinship Conservation programme gets its first Fellow from the Caribbean? Applications Open for 2013 Cohort of Kinship Conservation Fellows Program to run June 29 – July 26; applications close January 26, 2013. Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2012: Kinship Foundation has opened applications for its 2013 cohort of […]

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Voices4Climate: a global competition for the best climate photos, videos, music videos and podcasts


Green Antilles received a message earlier this week about the international Voices4Climate competition: Voices4Climate is a Photo/Video and Music Competition to raise awareness about climate change issues around the world. We are trying really hard to involve every country of the world in this project. We … would like to ask you to join our […]

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Internship opportunity: climate change internship available through the Caribbean Youth Environment Network

Notice via the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN): Dear Colleagues of CYEN: A funding opportunity through the support of an European government one young activist has been invited (through a competative process) for a 8-10 week internship with an international climate change non-governmental organisation. The intern must be under 35 years old and must be […]

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Weekend recap – November 11, 2012

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 […]

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EU-funded project aims to engage Caribbean fisherfolk in implementation of regional fisheries policy

Fisherfolk, Portsmouth, Dominica

Caribbean fisherfolk are set to benefit from a project to promote sustainable fisheries practices and improved livelihoods in the region: Thousands of fisherfolk from across the Caribbean are poised to benefit greatly from a unique and timely Euro 117,956 (US$150,000) project which will help them develop a more sustainable and professional industry, and improve their […]

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Discussion evening in Washington, D.C.: who owns the Caribbean Sea?

There will be a forum this week in Washington, D.C., to explore the question of who owns the Caribbean Sea: Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, Stephen Vasciannie, will deliver the keynote address at a forum entitled “Who Owns the Caribbean Sea?”, on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in Washington, […]

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Weekend recap – November 3, 2012

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 […]

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Video: Paul Hoetjes talks about the lionfish invasion of the Caribbean

Paul Hoetjes, of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, which has responsibility for nature conservation in the Netherlands Antilles talks about the lionfish progression in the Caribbean, and how to best deal with the invasion. This interview was recorded as part of the recently concluded Saba Sea & Learn activities.

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Posting here at the Green Antilles blog is on hiatus right now, but you can still get green news from, for and about the Caribbean at the Green Antilles Facebook page.

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 […]