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Caribbean leaders launch Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition

In December 2017, Caribbean leaders announced the formation of a public-private coalition to make the Caribbean the world’s first “climate-smart zone”: The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition aims to find a way to break through the systemic obstacles that stop finance flowing to climate-smart investments. With the right domestic and international reforms, …


Funding Opportunity—The David S. Lee Fund for the Conservation of Caribbean Birds

If you are an early career scientist or naturalist working in the Caribbean to protect Caribbean birds and their habitats, consider applying for a BirdsCaribbean David S. Lee conservation grant. The application deadline is Sunday, January 7, 2018. Scientists/naturalists working in the Caribbean, in conservation organizations or academic programs, may …

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Results of 25 years of Caribbean coastal monitoring data now available

The Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP) has been running for 25 years, monitoring the health of coastal ecosystems in the wider Caribbean region. Results from that monitoring have recently been published. Via Science Daily: A team including Smithsonian marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health …