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Weekend recap – November 11, 2012

The top 4 new posts on Green Antilles in the last week or so: After 10 years of searching, scientists encounter the rare Cuban solenodon. Nearly a decade after the last sighting, researchers in Cuba have finally found evidence that the rare Cuban solenodon is not, as once feared, extinct. Sustain Trinidad and Tobago presents […]

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After 10 years of searching, scientists encounter the rare Cuban solenodon

Cuban Solenodon (Solenodon cubanus)

Nearly a decade after the last sighting, researchers in Cuba have finally found evidence that the rare Cuban solenodon is not, as once feared, extinct: A primitive, venomous mammal endemic to Cuba and once listed as extinct has been rediscovered after a decadelong quest. The shrewlike Cuban solenodon (Solenodon cubanus)—a “living fossil” that has not […]

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For climate change adaptation, Caribbean countries need more co-operation and citizen participation

In an interview with IPS News Cuban climate change expert Ramón Pichs talks about the need for a co-operative Caribbean approach to climate change adaptation: Q: What are the main environmental challenges faced by Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean region? A: There are a number of common challenges, including a propensity for extreme […]

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Cuban marine scientist wins prestigious fellowship for grouper research

News received in a release from the Environmental Defense Fund: Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced that it will serve as the grant host for the first Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to be awarded to a scientist conducting research in Cuba. EDF has worked in Cuba on marine conservation for 11 years. Dr. Fabián Pina […]

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Renewable energy development in Cuba

An article from the Inter Press Service about renewable energy development in Cuba: More than a decade ago, solar electricity changed the lives of several mountain communities in Cuba. Now this and other renewable power sources are emerging as the best options available to develop sustainable energy across the island. “If the world’s clean energy […]

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Bahamas hosts regional forum on oil drilling safety

The Bahamas recently hosted a regional forum on oil drilling safety in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico: According to an International Maritime Organization (IMO) consultant, the forum welcomed delegates from Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and the U.S. Along with The Bahamas, each of those countries has or potentially could have oil wells off their […]

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Cuba shares agroecological expertise with Caribbean neighbours

Cuban farmers have been sharing their knowledge of eco-friendly agriculture with some regional counterparts: Farmers and experts on agriculture from Haiti, Guadeloupe and Martinique are touring fields in Cuba this week, along with local colleagues, to exchange experiences to foment ecological fruit growing on Caribbean islands. “I’m leaving with a different take on things,” Audrey […]

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Cuba focuses on expanding its forests

As the International Year of Forests draws to a close, Cuba continues to show strong commitment to reforestation and forest protection: Technicians and specialists from Cuban institutions are putting into practice a program for increasing its forest areas up to 3.2 billion hectares, which represents 29.3 per cent of the national territory. During a session […]

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Permaculture’s Use of Water in Time of Climate Change – the Cuban Experience

Roberto Perez Rivero talks about the problems and solutions of Cuba’s changing climate and its implications for water and agriculture. This talk was given at the Tenth International Permaculture Conference in Amman, Jordan, September 2011.

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Operation Wallacea in the Caribbean: conservation research in Cuba and Guyana

Operation Wallacea (OpWall) is: an organisation funded by tuition fees that operates biological and conservation management research programmes in remote locations across the world. These expeditions are designed with specific wildlife conservation aims in mind – from identifying areas needing protection through to implementing and assessing conservation management programmes. The videos above highlight OpWall’s work […]

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Can the Caribbean survive climate induced impacts?

The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability […]

Green Antilles interview: Salome Buglass, Masters student at UBC, asks Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

It is my joy to present the second Green Antilles interview. Salome Buglass is a Master’s student at the University […]

World Ocean Assessment workshop for the Caribbean

On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for […]

Economic impact assessment of recreational fishing in the Caribbean

Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. […]

Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of […]