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9000 stolen turtle eggs discovered off the coast of French Guiana; egg theft a major threat to turtle survival in the Guianas

Poached sea turtle eggs, French Guiana

The Huffington Post reports on the discovery of a cache of thousands of poached sea turtle eggs in a boat off the coast of French Guiana: Atlantic green turtles haven’t been given many breaks over the last few decades. …Last week marked another considerable blow with the discovery of 18 trash bags filled with 9,000 […]

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Study on leatherback turtle migration includes data from French Guiana and Suriname

The latest issue of the open-access journal PLoS ONE includes an article on the migratory patterns of Atlantic leatherback turtles. Contributing research was carried out in French Guiana and Suriname, with the assistance of WWF Guianas. Here’s an extract from the article abstract: Sea turtles are long-distance migrants with considerable behavioural plasticity in terms of […]

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vacancy: chief technical advisor, guiana shield facility project, undp guyana

From UN Jobs: Chief Technical Advisor, Guyana Under the direct supervision of the DRR, the Chief Technical Advisor will have overall responsibility for co-coordinating and implementing the Guiana Shield Facility (GSF) project in the country office. The GSF is a multi-donor funding facility, with the European Union being a key donor. The facility aims at […]

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report forthcoming on environmental impacts of mining in the guianas

The Kaieteur News reports that today WWF Guianas will be publishing a report on the impacts of small and medium scale mining on forests in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Northern Brazil: WWF Guianas will … be presenting the results of an assessment done to determine the deforestation rates of small and medium scale mining […]

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learning from pre-columbian agriculture in french guiana

In French Guiana, a multi-disciplinary research team finds that ancient indigenous farming systems may provide lessons for modern agriculture and ecological studies. The coastal plain of the Guianas plateau, from Cayenne Island to Guyana, is dotted with thousands of small mounds, which at first sight appear to be rather commonplace mounds of earth. Were these […]

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passion flowers in french guiana

Botanist John Vanderplank recently travelled to French Guiana on an expedition to study passion flowers. On his return, he spoke to the Guardian newspaper about his passion for these flowers. The passion flower also has a fascinating history also because of its chemical properties. It has been used as a sedative and a wonderful perfume. […]

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aquaculture network for the americas

The Aquaculture Network for the Americas was formally established last week in Brazil. With the support of the FAO, the Network aims to promote the sustainable development of aquaculture (also known as fish farming) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The importance of the initiative was reaffirmed by FAO’s Regional representative for the Latin America, […]

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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 […]