Nature

Puerto Rico Launching $15 Million Project to Transform El Yunque Gateway

 Major project for Puerto Rico’s famous rainforest By the Caribbean Journal staff The approach to Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest is about to change. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has announced the launch of a new project to improve …

Protecting a Rare Caribbean Songbird

 By Dave EwertCJ Contributor The Kirtland’s warbler, one of North America’s rarest songbirds, is very picky about where it calls home. It migrates a long distance to winter in The Bahamas every year after breeding each summer in young jack …

VIDEO: A Grouper Eats a Lionfish

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The invasive lionfish is an increasing problem in the Caribbean, and more and more people continue to devise ways of tackling the problem. But nature may be working on its own fight against the invasive species. …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the newest coral nursery in Bonaire By the Caribbean Journal staff The threats facing coral reefs in the Caribbean are not new — neither is the reality of their dwindling numbers. But one island is doing something to save them: …

 Above: coral antlers at the property’s artificial reef By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s largest resort project is expanding — into the ocean. But now how you might think. The Nassau project has an ongoing initiative in the shores of Cable …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We can’t guarantee that – to borrow a phrase from Madonna – you’ll feel “like a virgin” after this cocktail. But you will feel in a Virgin Islands state of mind after a few swigs …

 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journals staff The United States Virgin Islands has officially endorsed the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, Governor John de Jongh announced. The CCI, which was launched in 2008 with support from the Nature Conservancy, …

 Above: a tiger shark By the Caribbean Journal staff Sustainable organization Sustainable Grenadines Incorporated (SUSGREN) is investigating the death of a large tiger shark near Mustique. The shark was found floating on Wednesday in Rutland Bay in large quantities of …

 By Michael W Beck, PhDCJ Contributor TWO WEEKS ago, I was gunning the boat hard for the cut into Hatchet Bay, the “Safest Harbor” in the Bahamas. When I felt the cold air blast of a coming thunderstorm, I went full …

 Above: eco-friendly golf in Nevis (CJ Photo) IT’S THE only time you can play golf and feel great about hitting it in the water. It’s the newest initiative of the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis — a “green” driving range of …

 Above: the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Just one-sixth of the original coral cover in the Caribbean remains. And if things stay the way they are, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next two decades, according to the International Union …

 Above: Outplanted staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) coral after one year of growth. (Photo: Kemit Amon Lewis) By Michael W Beck, PhDOp-Ed Contributor ELEUTHERA, Bahamas (25° 8′ 22″ N;  76° 8′ 59″ W) is one of my favourite islands. Unfortunately, storms seem to …

 Above: a lionfish (Photo: Abel Valdivia) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s government says it has completed a Control Plan to deal with the problem of the invasive lionfish. The plan was developed by a partnership including the island’s government, …

 Above: a lionfish ready to be cooked By the Caribbean Journal staff The invasive lionfish remains a major problem for the Caribbean region, but Barbados is dealing with the problem in a unique way: with a derby. The country’s next …

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A team of scientists from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom is in the British Virgin Islands to perform research on coral reefs and coastal communities. The purpose of the visit, which …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago will be part of the CREWS international coral reef early warning system, according to Godwin Williams, secretary of agriculture, marine affairs, marketing and the environment in the Tobago House of …

 Above: a Coral Reef (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Can coral reefs adapt to climate change? According to a new study from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coral reefs may be able to adapt to …