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Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states

Small Island Developing States Awards 2013

The Ashden Awards are seeking enterprises and programs who: • Increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. • Bringing economic and social benefits while demonstrably cutting CO2 emissions. • Using approaches that can expand or be replicated across small island developing states. This includes activities related to: • Greening the electricity grid. […]

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Teaming up against the invasive predatory lionfish

The Dominican Today reports on recent collaborative efforts to reduce the impact of the invasive lionfish species in the Caribbean. Dominican and Jamaican experts are joining efforts to mitigate the threat of invasive exotic marine species such as the lionfish, in the Caribbean. According to the Dominican Ministry of Environment, the rapid spread of the […]

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New private nature reserve being created in the Dominican Republic

Juvenile Bicknell's Thrush

The Washington Post, via the Associated Press, reports a new private nature reserve being created in the Dominican Republic for the conservation of, among other species, the Bicknell’s Thrush: An elusive songbird that wings its way each year from austere mountaintops of the northeastern U.S. to the steamy forests of the Caribbean has inspired the […]

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IDB expands Emerging Sustainable Cities Initiative to more Caribbean countries

IDB expands Emerging Sustainable Cities Initiative to more Caribbean countries

The Inter-American Development Bank Sustainable Emerging Cities Initiative aims to promote sustainable urbanization in the Caribbean.

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Green energy financing for five Caribbean countries from the IDB and government of Japan

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has signed a co-financing agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to make funds available for green energy development in the Caribbean and Central America: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide up to $600 million in financing for renewable energy and […]

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Radar technology and bird conservation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Esteban Garrido (Grupo Jaragua ) and Peter Sanzenbacher (ABR) in January 2012, using the radar unit near suspected petrel nesting areas on the south slope of Loma del Toro, Dominican Republic.

A recent MSNBC technology article describes how radar is being used as a key tool in the work to conserve the Black-capped petrel in Haiti and the Dominican Republic: A portable radar system combined with night vision goggles and thermal imaging cameras are helping scientists find and protect a rare bird in the Caribbean, a […]

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Counterpart International and coral reef restoration in the Caribbean

Counterpart is working to restore corals reefs in locations across the world, including Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

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Dominican Republic, IDB sign bioenergy agreement

From the Caribbean Journal: The Dominican Republic’s National Energy Commission signed a technical cooperation agreement Friday with the Inter-American Development Bank on the development of bioenergy. The agreement will develop a series of studies on bioenergy, taking into account the country’s cooperation on biofuels with Brazil and the United States. The project comes at a […]

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Video: Counterpart International in the Dominican Republic – a focus on coastal communities

Two videos by Counterpart International about community-based coastal conservation in the Dominican Republic. More than 520 million people depend on coastal zones for their livelihood. Yet these areas are in danger. Coral reefs – which provide habitat for marine life, protect coasts from storms and provide the foundation for coastal economies through tourism and fisheries […]

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More about the Dominican Republic Owl Conservation Project

After I posted about efforts to conserve owls in the Dominican Republic, I received an e-mail from Pam Broughton, Chair of the Dominican Republic Owl Conservation Project, asking me to share some more information about the Project. Here’s what she said: We have indeed started the very first survey of the Owls of Hispaniola as […]

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Posting here at the Green Antilles blog is on hiatus right now, but you can still get green news from, for and about the Caribbean at the Green Antilles Facebook page.

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 […]