Redonda. Image: Lauren Delizia
General

Green Antilles link roundup: July 22, 2018

IUCN publishes new Guidelines for invasive species planning and management on islands — the guidelines aim to catalyse strategic planning and assist the rational prioritization of scarce resources for successful action against IAS. Barbados mulls offshore energy options — Barbados has opened a call for studies into the potential for offshore wind …

Nikola Simpson. Image: courtesy Nikola Simpson.
Interview

Green Antilles interview: Nikola Simpson

Today’s Green Antilles interviewee is Nikola Simpson, a Barbadian environmental and oceans advocate. Nikola, a Highly Commended Runner-Up for the 2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award, is a marine biologist and coastal manager by training. She is Director of Slow Fish Barbados and runs her own environmental sustainability consulting business, Caribbean …

Drip. Image: Paul B
Climate Change

Rainwater harvesting for water security in the Caribbean

From The Conversation, an article about how the potential for rainwater harvesting, using a new ferrocement tank design and biosand filters, could enhance  water security and climate resilience in the Caribbean: [V]ery few Caribbean countries have taken action to implement rainwater harvesting on any significant scale. In Haiti’s Artibonite Valley, …

St. Joseph's church, Barbados. Image: Simon Bélec
Climate Change

Environment on the agenda at Caribbean theology conference

From Repeating Islands, a report on the recently held 19th Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today, which focussed on climate change and the environment: Curaçao-based Nobo reports that the 19th Conference of Theology in the Caribbean recently took place in Suriname. The Conference saw the participation of 30 persons, …

IDB-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Awards 2018
Water and sanitation

Opportunity: IDB invites applications for Latin America and Caribbean water and sanitation awards

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is inviting applications for the 2018 IDB-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Awards: IDB-FEMSA AWARD 2018 We are looking for the most groundbreaking solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean working on water, sanitation and solid waste. THE CHALLENGE Since 2009, the Inter-American Development Bank and FEMSA …

Nassau Grouper. Image: Farshid Ahrestani.
Biodiversity

Climate change threatens reef fish conservation in the Caribbean

Climate change could undo years of work to protect and conserve the endangered Nassau Grouper: For more than 20 years, conservationists have been working to protect one of the most recognizable reef fish in the Caribbean, the endangered and iconic Nassau grouper, and thanks to those efforts, populations of this …

Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology
Biodiversity
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Event: First Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology

The inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology will be held in Trinidad and Tobago, July 25 to 27, 2018: The Latin America and Caribbean Section (LACA) of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is proud to join the University of the West Indies to host the inaugural …