Training participants. Image: via Loop Cayman
Agriculture

Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture delivers training in use and handling of pesticides

Loop Cayman reports that 22 people recently benefited from training in the safe use and handling of pesticide products: Twenty-two individuals recently completed the Department of Agriculture’s (DoA) “Safe Use and Handling of Pesticide Products” course.To date almost 300 persons have received training through the programme which began in 1996, …

Solar Panel Array. Image: David Goehring.
Energy

Cayman Islands to embark on a “radical” renewable energy transformation

The Cayman Islands Journal reports on plans to transform Cayman’s energy sector, moving from 5% renewable energy to 70% in just twenty years: Cayman’s energy market will need to see a radical transformation over the next two decades to meet the ambitious goals outlined in the first National Energy Policy …

Soufriere Hills, Montserrat. Image: Jennifer Krauel.
Biodiversity

Brexit implications for conservation in the Caribbean

The UK’s Independent reports on how the loss of access to European Union conservation funding after Brexit could impact conservation programmes in UK overseas territories in the Caribbean and elsewhere: Whales migrating across the Atlantic Ocean, turtles in the Caribbean and unique cloud forests in St Helena are all under …

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 …

Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference
Energy

Event: Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference 2018

The 2018 Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference will take place in the Cayman Islands on September 13 and 14.  Cayman News reports: Adrian Grenier, the TV star of Entourage who is now a United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador, will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month as the keynote speaker …

Grand Cayman mangroves. Image via Cayman Islands Department of Environment
Biodiversity

Public consultations on mangrove conservation in the Cayman Islands

As World Mangrove Day 2018 draws to a close, our final piece of mangrove-related news for the day comes from the Cayman Islands, where several proposals intended to strengthen protection for mangrove ecosystems have been presented to the public for review and feedback. These include three new protected area nominations. …

Cayman coral reef. Image: Acquarius Sea Tours
Oceans

Interns document their reef conservation research in the Cayman Islands

Writing at National Geographic’s Open Explorer platform, seven interns from universities in North America are documenting their experiences doing coral reef conservation projects at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in the Cayman Islands: We are a group of student interns working on a variety of research projects focused on the …