Tag Archives: curaçao

Oil spill in Curaçao

David McFadden for the Associated Press reports on a recent Venezuelan oil spill affecting Curaçao: An extensive fuel spill has fouled a stretch of shoreline and oiled pink flamingos and other wildlife in a nature preserve in Curaçao, conservationists and residents of the tiny Dutch Caribbean island reported on Monday. The leader of a local […]

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Video: Jerry Butler’s “Vision on embedding Alternative Energy in the Caribbean society”

A talk from TedxCuraçao. Jerry Christopher Butler currently serves as the Executive Director and CEO of Global Equity Consultants Ltd., a Bahamas firm managing a network of Caribbean bankers, lawyers, and accountants specializing in identifying and executing Caribbean project investment opportunities. He is the founding Chairman of Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) and Board member […]

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New species of fish discovered on Curaçao’s “middle-light” reefs

A recent expedition to Curaçao’s “middle-light” reefs has discovered several new species of fish: Ensconced in a plexiglass bubble some 500 feet beneath the azure waves of the southern Caribbean Sea, Carole Baldwin spied a lumpy oddball of a flesh-colored fish. It looked like an anglerfish, also known as a sea toad. Yet Baldwin, one […]

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Ecopark Curaçao: a research and development centre for renewable technologies

I was asked to share this event notice and invitation (for everyone who is interested in renewable energy in the Caribbean) with Green Antilles readers: Event: Ecopark Curacao presentation Date: July 7th Time: 3.30pm Location: Aula, UNA Registration: www.aanmelder.nl/ecoparkcuracao Hereby, we would like to invite you to the presentation of the Ecopark Curacao project that […]

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Caribbean territories represented at European Union climate change workshop

Several Caribbean territories were represented at a recent European Union climate change workshop: The “Islands and Adapting to Climate Change” workshop … was geared towards small islands, addressed challenges and applicable tools that overseas territories can implement to manage climate change adaptation initiatives and strategies. In attendance were representatives from The Cayman Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, […]

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Using GIS to map nature in the Dutch Caribbean

In their latest blog post the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) explains some of their recent conservation work, monitoring and mapping flora and fauna in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten: Protecting this paradise is the goal of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), a partnership organization made up of the islands’ […]

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Suriname Conservation Foundation and Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance provide good practice examples of conservation trust funding

A recently published study about the long term benefits of permanent conservation endowments includes case studies and examples of best practice from Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean. I’ve embedded the full paper below, and here’s one of the relevant excerpts: A remarkable thing has occurred with most of the Conservation Trust Funds we have observed. […]

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Oil refinery in Curaçao “has … had its day”

Some residents of Curaçao are of the opinion that it’s about time for the Venezuelan-owned oil refinery there to be decommissioned. Reuters news agency reports: Lighting up the night sky with flames from its chimneys, Curacao’s giant Isla refinery is at the center of an increasingly acrimonious dispute over the island’s economic and environmental future. […]

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Seven new fish species discovered in the Caribbean

New research suggests that marine scientists may have been underestimating the biodivesity of the Caribbean sea: Things are not always what they seem when it comes to fish — something scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Ocean Science Foundation are finding out. Using modern genetic analysis, combined with traditional examination of morphology, the scientists […]

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Dutch researchers find new threat to corals in the Caribbean

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have recently published an article about a previously overlooked threat to corals in Curaçao: In a recent joint study by the UvA’s Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) and the Curaçao based marine research station Carmabi showed that turf algae are stressing and killing nearby corals to an […]

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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 […]