Tag Archives: guadeloupe

Durrell Trust reports successful captive breeding of the endangered Lesser Antillean Iguana

In other, more positive iguana news, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey, has reported the first successful captive breeding in over a decade of the endangered Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima, distinct from the green or common iguana, Iguana iguana). The BBC reports: Two rare Caribbean iguanas have been born at the Durrell Wildlife […]

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European support for Caribbean geothermal energy development

The European Investment Bank is providing financial support for geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean: The European Investment Bank has agreed to fund preparations for possible use of geothermal renewable energy to replace fossil fuels in the Caribbean. Potential electricity generation capacity from geothermal resources and feasibility of connections to other islands will be […]

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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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Protected Whimbrel shot in the Caribbean; highlights need for better hunting regulations

Two whimbrels, birds that are a protected species in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, were shot in the Caribbean last week, raising the question of whether Caribbean hunting laws need to be amended for greater species protection: Machi and Goshen the whimbrels were born in the Arctic, vacationed in Virginia and died this week in […]

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Natural earthquake protection system discovered in the Caribbean

An article from MIT’s Technology Review provides an example of how we can learn from nature: Liquefaction is one of the major hazards associated with earthquakes. This phenomenon occurs when the shaking generated by a quake causes soil or sand saturated with water to lose its mechanical strength and behave like a liquid. The results […]

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Marine mammal sanctuary to be set up in the French Caribbean

A conservation area for the protection of marine mammals is to be created in the waters of the French West Indies: On 5th October 2010, in Montego Bay (Jamaica), during the meeting of the Parties to the Convention of the Caribbean Sea (the Carthagène agreement and SPAW protocol), the French government officially announced, through Mr. […]

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defending caribbean wildlife

From the Defenders of Wildlife blog comes news of meetings held recently to discuss conservation in the Caribbean: Defenders’ international conservation expert Alejandra Goyenechea [met] with state officials and foreign diplomats to work on Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) in the wider Caribbean region. Among other things, the group will evaluate a plan to […]

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st. lucia forest thrush receives protection under US endangered species act

The St. Lucia Forest Thrush (Cichlherminia lherminieri sanctaeluciae, Turdus lherminieri) has been added to the list of species offered protection by the US Endangered Species Act: Three species of birds from Latin America and the Caribbean will be protected by the Endangered Species Act under a final rule published in today’s Federal Register by the […]

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pesticides hazard in the french west indies

Some months ago I wrote a post about recent articles linking high rates of prostate and breast cancer in Martinique to the long term use of toxic pesticides in the banana industry. Another recently published study corroborates these findings: A study published last month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and in Guadeloupe confirms that […]

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what caribbean volcanoes might cost

This list of “10 Dormant Volcanoes That Could Blow And Cost The Economy Billions” includes three in the Caribbean. Willis Research Network has put together a list of the European and Caribbean volcanoes that could erupt with spectacular results. Those results wouldn’t be limited to ash and fire, like the current Eyjafjallajökull eruption mostly is, […]

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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 […]