Coral reef, St. Kitts and Nevis. Image: Björn Stude

Marine biodiversity assessment in St. Kitts and Nevis

A brief report on the findings so far of a marine biodiversity survey being carried out in St. Kitts and Nevis: The Department of Environment (DoE) and the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Conserving Biodiversity Project …

Wind turbines on Nevis. Image: Lauren Delizia

Nevis focuses on geothermal energy

For the island of Nevis, the principal renewable energy focus is, for now, on geothermal energy: In pursuit of its sustainable energy programme, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will not actively pursue other areas of renewable energy but will to concentrate its efforts in geothermal energy. Mark Brantley, premier of …

Landscape, Barbados. Image: OakleyOriginals

FAO, Mexico to assist Caribbean countries with climate resilient agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the government of Mexico have established a fund to help fourteen Caribbean countries leverage additional financial support to make their agricultural systems more climate resilient: Fourteen countries from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have agreed to boost their resilience and …

Coral Reef Early Warning System. Image via: Caribbean News Service

Coral reef early warning systems deployed in the Eastern Caribbean

As part of a Climate Change Adaptation Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development, coral reef early warning systems (CREWS) are being deployed in the waters of Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and other countries of the eastern Caribbean: Access to local marine data has always …

Tree planting. Image via: St Kitts - Nevis National Commission for UNESCO

Tree planting in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for National Volunteer Day in St. Kitts and Nevis

To mark St. Kitts and Nevis’s first National Volunteer Day, the Cayon School Environment  Club carried out a tree-planting activity at their school: On Feb. 16, the Environment Club, comprising third and fourth formers of the Cayon High School, volunteered to plant fruit trees to participate in the National Volunteer …

Sea turtle, Antigua and Barbuda. Image: Todd Wiggins

Event: Conservation Seminar Series, Antigua and Barbuda

The Antigua and Barbuda Department of Environment is hosting a series of conservation seminars. Coming up on Thursday February 22, 2018, Sara Ramirez of the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network will be giving a talk titled Tourism and Conservation: Using Voluntary Certification to foster business-driven sea turtle stewardship in …

Bouillante geothermal plant, Guadeloupe. Image © OECS.

Geothermal energy “holds real promise” for the Eastern Caribbean

In an article on the London School of Economics website, Judith Ephraim of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, writes about the prospects for geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean region: Though there is currently just one operational geothermal plant in the Caribbean, on the French island …