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 …

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 …