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 …

Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
Opportunity

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund invites applications for 2018 funding

Media release —  The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announces the availability of funding to support studies and activities that address environmental concerns that transcend the boundaries of any single island or island state in the insular Caribbean. Funded through the Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at …

Betty Petersen. Image: courtesy Wayne Petersen via BirdsCaribbean
Biodiversity

Betty Petersen Conservation Fund for Caribbean Birds Launched

BirdsCaribbean media release — BirdsCaribbean Executive Director, Lisa Sorenson, today announced the launch of the Betty Petersen Conservation Fund to advance the conservation of birds and habitats in the Caribbean region. “With $127,000 already raised towards our first-year goal of $150,000, the Fund will provide competitive grants to groups or individuals who …

Cuba coast. Image: Alessandro Caproni
General

Green Antilles link roundup: August 11, 2018

Strengthening Cuban coastal landscape in the face of climate change — The Cuban authorities in the 1990s began to modify the management of coastal areas, which was accelerated with the implementation in 2017 of the first government plan to address climate change, better known as Life Task. Reinventing islands —The …

Hurricane damage, BVI. Image: Russell Watkins/DFID
Climate Change

Caribbean leaders call for President Trump to take climate change seriously

Caribbean leaders are trying to get the message across that climate change is a very real and present danger for the region. From Brinkwire:  Leaders from Caribbean islands are urging President Donald Trump to take climate change seriously before they disappear due to extreme weather conditions, according to reports.Hurricane season poses …