Bahamas spiny lobster. Image: Rüdiger Stehn
Fisheries

Bahamas Spiny Lobster fishery certified as sustainable

The Bahamas spiny lobster fishery is the first Caribbean fishery to receive Marine Stewardship Council certification:  The Bahamas spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) fishery is the world’s first Caribbean fishery to be awarded Marine Stewardship Council certification, after a detailed 19-month assessment.The analysis was conducted by third-party assessment body Control Union …

Redonda. Image: Lauren Delizia
General

Green Antilles link roundup: July 22, 2018

IUCN publishes new Guidelines for invasive species planning and management on islands — the guidelines aim to catalyse strategic planning and assist the rational prioritization of scarce resources for successful action against IAS. Barbados mulls offshore energy options — Barbados has opened a call for studies into the potential for offshore wind …

Bonefish Pond, The Bahamas. Image: via Panoramio.
Biodiversity

Mangrove restoration in The Bahamas

As part of the Global Environment Facility-funded Integrated Water and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) Project, the Bahamas National Trust and The Nature Conservancy spearheaded the restoration of the Bonefish Pond National Park, removing tonnes of waste, improving water flow, and replanting mangroves.  Five years after the conclusion of IWCAM Project, monitoring …

Courtesy Atlantis, Paradise Island (PRNewsfoto/Atlantis, Paradise Island)
Biodiversity

Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas supports manta ray research and conservation

Did you know that the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in The Bahamas is a significant hub for manta ray research and conservation? [Earlier this month] at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas, one of only two aquariums in the Western Hemisphere to presently care for and study the manta …

UN Environment Young Champions of the Earth. Image: via http://web.unep.org/youngchampions/
Biodiversity

Co-founder of Bahamas-based coral farm in the running for UN Environment’s Young Champions of the Earth prize

UN Environment’s Young Champions of the Earth prize is intended to recognize and reward young people with big ideas that address urgent environmental issues in bold and creative ways. Among the finalists from Latin America and the Caribbean this year is Gator Halpern, a young environmental entrepreneur who is building …

Grand Bahama. Image: penny
Air pollution

Residents concerned about Grand Bahama pollution

Resident of Grand Bahama island are concerned about the pollution being generated by the several industrial plants located there: Murky groundwater samples were obtained on Wednesday during another drilling exercise at Pinder’s Point, Grand Bahama – an area residents believe is affected by industrial pollution. The exercise was undertaken by …

Sargassum on a Tobago beach. Image: rjsinenomine
Uncategorized

Green Antilles link roundup: June 9, 2018

Tesla’s Musk: 11,000 energy projects underway in Puerto Rico — Energy storage and solar panel manufacturer Tesla has about 11,000 energy projects underway in Puerto Rico, CEO Elon Musk tweeted… Cutting maritime GHG emissions in focus at Jamaica workshop — Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from shipping and port operations were …