Tag Archives: turks and caicos

Turks and Caicos governor changes law that protected dolphins from captivity; dolphinarium to be established

Dolphins

The governor of the Turks and Caicos has changed the law there to allow establishment of a dolphinarium: Reversing more than 20 years of commitment to protecting dolphins from captivity in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the governor has amended the law to allow a “swim with the dolphins” attraction and others like it on […]

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Vacancy: Newcastle University has two short-term marine research assistant positions

Based in the School of Marine Science and Technology, there is a unique opportunity to use interdisciplinary research approaches to support effective coral reef management. You will work on a project which aims to identify major threats to coral reef health and the most appropriate management interventions for the UKOTs and governance structures to support […]

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As a reef preservation measure, Turks and Caicos bans catch and sale of parrotfish

To help preserve coral reefs, authorities in the Turks and Caicos Islands have banned the capture and sale of parrotfish: It is a widely known fact that globally, coral reefs are facing many negative impacts that not only affect the ecological balance of these delicate ecosystems, but also the livelihood of those who depend on […]

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Introduction to the Turks and Caicos Reef Fund

The Turks & Caicos Reef Fund is a [recently] formed non-profit located in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This brief video describes the goals of the organization and provides a brief overview of the non-profits’s first project.

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New birding trails established in the Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos National Museum recently helped to establish the Caribbean’s first Bird Walk and Bird Drive Trails. The Museum’s Director of Business Development writes: Dr. Mike Pienkowski is a leading ornithologist in the United Kingdom. He is also the Honorary Executive Director of the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF). I first met […]

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Turks and Caicos Islands “not ready” for renewable energy?

The CEO of the leading power supplier in the Turks and Caicos Islands is of the opinion that solar and wind energy are not viable power sources for the territory: AMID calls for Turks and Caicos to embrace fully wind and sun energy as an alternative to fossil fuels, a leading electricity supplier says that […]

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Solid waste management problems in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Authorities in the Turks and Caicos are facing a persistent solid waste management problem: The long standing problem of pollutants emitted from the Providenciales dump site has reappeared, as acrid smoke from numerous small fires has drawn complaints from residents and attention to a recently released expert report. … A report from expert Dr Pierre […]

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Unusual bird sighting in the Turks and Caicos Islands

From the Turks and Caicos Islands Government Press Office, via the Bahamas Weekly: A bird spotted at Mangrove Cay located within the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve has stirred discussions among professional members of the Society for the Conservation and Study Caribbean Birds (SCSCB). Recently, some officers of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), […]

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Birding in the Turks and Caicos Islands

From the Turks and Caicos fp, an article for those interested in Caribbean birdlife: Although geographically small in scale, the Leeward Cays — including the islands of Water Cay, Pine Cay, Fort George Cay, Dellis Cay, Parrot Cay and the cays of the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve — are a treasure trove for birds with […]

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Humpback whale rescue in the Turks and Caicos

From the Turks and Caicos comes a story about the rescue of a stranded humpback whale: A large, stranded humpback whale was recently rescued by the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), local fishermen and divers last month near Grand Turk, the Ministry of Environment and District Administration says. Over Easter weekend, the whale […]

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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 […]