Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology
Biodiversity
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Event: First Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology

The inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology will be held in Trinidad and Tobago, July 25 to 27, 2018: The Latin America and Caribbean Section (LACA) of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is proud to join the University of the West Indies to host the inaugural …

Ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad and Tobago. Image: Fishermen and Friends of the Sea Trinidad and Tobago
Oil and gas

Oil spills in Trinidad and Tobago’s Gulf of Paria

On July 6, 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian reported an oil and gas well rupture in the Gulf of Paria: Fishermen are bracing for losses after an abandoned oil well ruptured in the Gulf of Paria, shooting emissions of oil and gas 40 feet up from the seabed. Up …

Fishers in Barbados. Image: georg_neu
Climate Change

FAO helping Eastern Caribbean fisherfolk adapt to climate change

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the Climate Change Adaptation of the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Project (CC4FISH) with the aim of increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts in the Eastern Caribbean fisheries sector. A workshop on climate change adaptation and …

David A. Simmons. Image courtesy David A Simmons
Interview
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Green Antilles interview: David A. Simmons

Green Antilles is starting a series of interviews with environment and nature professionals from around the Caribbean. Our first subject is David A. Simmons, an environmental consultant based in Trinidad and Tobago. David is the principal of consulting firm Simmons & Associates Inc., providing advice to clients, including governments and …

Vegetable cart. Photo: n.karim
Agriculture

Trinidad and Tobago launches Agricultural Training Programme for Rural Communities

With the intention of improving food and nutrition security, the government of Trinidad and Tobago has launched a programme to train young people, aged 18 to 30, in home gardening: [Programe sponsors] Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd’s Lara Joseph says this country has become so westernised and commercialised that home gardening …

Fully solar-powered Eco Pod. Image: Davis Ecolife via LoopTT
Energy

Renewable energy solutions for home and office in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad-based company Davis Ecolife is offering a range of renewable energy solutions for homes and small businesses, including their Eco Pod unit: With utility rates set to increase in Trinidad and Tobago, one company is providing a viable option for homeowners through the use of renewable energy. Local company Davis Ecolife …

Landscape, Barbados. Image: OakleyOriginals
Agriculture

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 …