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Weekend photo: Montserrat Reef Project

Montserrat Reef Project coral planting

The Montserrat Reef Project (MRP) is a Montserrat Tourist Board’s Tourism Challenge Fund grant aided project. The project will create a new marine habitat and relocate imperiled corals to the new reef. Image via the Montserrat Reef Project. Find out more on Facebook and on the Project website.

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Montserrat planning geothermal exploration

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The government of Montserrat is looking to develop the island’s geothermal energy potential: Montserrat is holding a public meeting Wednesday on the effects of the proposed geothermal project on the island. The meeting, which is being held at the Lyme in Brades, will focus on the government’s plans to drill for geothermal energy. Montserrat currently […]

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Reef Checking in Montserrat

Reef Check International reports on the results of a recent reef assessment in Montserrat: A rare streak of winter calm provided ideal conditions for conducting research and provided an opportunity for the team to organize a Reef Check survey. The team was able to add three new reef sites to the Montserrat survey program. The […]

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Eastern Caribbean states pursuing a “green growth agenda”

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States met in February to discuss possibilities for financing a green growth agenda. Peter Richards reports for IPS News: As developing countries urgently seek new sources of financing to cope with problems linked to climate change, delegates from the nine-nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met here last week […]

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Montserrat is advancing its renewable energy plans

The government of Montserrat is exploring its renewable energy options, with a particular interest in the island’s geothermal potential: [Acting Premier and Minister of Communications Charles] Kirnon said Montserrat is actively exploring renewable sources of energy and that one of the government’s medium term goals is “to reduce the island’s dependence on imported fossil fuel […]

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Call for proposals: the Darwin Initiative for biodiversity conservation

The Darwin Initiative is making millions of pounds in funding available to support biodiversity conservation around the world: The Darwin Initiative offers funds to encourage the sharing of UK biodiversity expertise with local partners in countries with a wealth of biodiversity, but who lack the means to protect these resources and to assist in meeting […]

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The Darwin Initiative: conservation successes in the Caribbean

The Darwin Initiative, a global conservation programme funded by the UK includes several activities in the Caribbean among its successes. This article mentions achievements in Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands: Montserrat is one of only two places in the world where the once-common amphibian can be found but was in danger of being wiped […]

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Feral livestock damaging the environment and wildlife habitats in Montserrat’s Centre Hills

Jeff Dawson, of Montserrat’s Department of Environment, writes about the environmental and conservation problems resulting from a proliferation of feral livestock: The Centre Hills, a designated Important Bird Area, contains the majority of Montserrat’s remaining forest and is the last viable enclave for the Critically Endangered Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi as well as several other […]

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Repopulating Montserrat with mountain chickens

Last year I wrote about plans to reintroduce the mountain chicken frog to Montserrat. Less than three months later, that reintroduction has taken place: Minister of Agriculture and the Environment, the Hon. Easton Taylor-Farrell is applauding the forestry division for having the foresight and initiative to move some of the island’s Mountain Chickens to the […]

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Ten years of research at Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills volcano

Science Daily draws attention to ten years of volcano research in Montserrat: The Soufriere Hills Volcano on Montserrat erupted in 1995, and an international team of researchers has studied this volcano from land and sea since then to understand the workings of andesite volcanoes more completely. “To the extent that the Soufriere Hills Volcano is […]

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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 […]