David A. Simmons. Image courtesy David A Simmons
Interview
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Green Antilles interview: David A. Simmons

Green Antilles is starting a series of interviews with environment and nature professionals from around the Caribbean. Our first subject is David A. Simmons, an environmental consultant based in Trinidad and Tobago. David is the principal of consulting firm Simmons & Associates Inc., providing advice to clients, including governments and …

Tobago Cays sunset. Image: Mary Witzig
Fisheries

Call for submissions: marine protected areas/marine managed areas best practice cases

The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is seeking to identify cases of innovation and best practice in marine protected area (MPA)/ marine managed area (MMA) management in the Caribbean: The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is asking for your help to identify cases of innovation and best practice by Caribbean …

Haitian students plant trees to help local birds. Image: Société Écologique d’Haïti via BirdsCaribbean
Biodiversity

Bird festival inspires youth across the Caribbean

BirdsCaribbean media release — “We’re so excited to have an event in Haiti this year!” Ingrid Flores is delighted to add a new country to her map of events. She is the coordinator of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). It is organized every year by BirdsCaribbean. Partners across the …

Gaiac tree, St. Maarten. Image credit: Mark Yokoyama.
Climate Change

Caribbean must rise to the resilience challenge

Speaking at the recently held Americas Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, Andria Grosvenor of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), along with other regional experts, called for countries to learn from the experiences of the 2017 hurricane season and to seize opportunities to strengthen national and regional resilience: The …

Damaged solar panels on October 10, 2017, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Image: Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA via RMI
Climate Change

Recommendations for designing and building hurricane-resilient solar photovoltaic systems

The Rocky Mountain Institute recently published Solar Under Storm, a report which addresses the question of why some solar photovoltaic (PV) survive hurricanes virtually unscathed, while others suffer extensive damage: The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most active in history. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria brought widespread destruction …

Guadeloupe birds. Image: Nicolas Loison
Biodiversity

Event: BirdsCaribbean International Conference 2019

BirdsCaribbean is inviting birders to save the date for their 22nd International Conference, which will be held in Guadeloupe July 25 to 29, 2019: Planning is underway for the 22nd International Conference of BirdsCaribbean. We are excited to announce that we will be hosted by Parc National de la Guadeloupe …

Electric vehicle charging station. Image: Nick Piggott
Energy
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Event: CARICOM Electric Vehicle workshop and Expo

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will be hosting an Electric Vehicle (EV) workshop at the Barbados Hilton Hotel on 20–21 June, followed by an EV Expo on 22 June at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium: The activities will be held with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, …