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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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Martinique to host second International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas

The Second International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas will be held in Martinique from November 7-11, 2011: To share existing knowledge and lessons learnt between scientists and managers on the conservation of marine mammals, a first International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas (ICMMPA) was organized at the Marine National Sanctuary for the Humpback […]

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Yale scientist does rain research in Dominica

American researchers will be studying rain formation over the island of Dominica: The scientists will use a fully equipped plane called the King Air to study this phenomenon. Dominica is a very mountainous country and clouds appear to form quickly overhead, drop a huge amount of rain, then just as quickly the rain stops it […]

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Mapping the Saba Bank

Diving the Saba Bank

Kai Wulf of the Saba Conservation Foundation reports on a recent research diving expedition on the Saba Bank: From November 12th to 22nd , a team of eight scientists and conservation practitioners from Holland, Martinique, Bonaire and Saba came together on Saba for a mapping expedition to the Saba Bank. The expedition forms part of […]

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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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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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epic announces winners of eastern caribbean seabird poster competition

Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) has announced the winners of their recent poster competition, which was held to raise awareness among young people about seabirds and their importance to Caribbean ecosystems: Three pupils from Dominica, Antigua and Martinique have secured their schools EC$300 for books on nature conservation. Emma Farley, Jordan Simmons and Christelle […]

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high crab mortality in martinique

From theRepeating Islands blog comes information about a recent decline in the population of mantou crabs in Martinique, and a consequent ban on crab hunting: In a press release, the Martinique Regional Directorate of the Environment (DIREN) reminds the public that, due to significant amount of deaths of mantou crabs (also known as mangrove land […]

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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 […]