conservation

Barbuda’s Marine Conservation Push

 Barbuda is celebrating the third anniversary of the creation of its marine sanctuaries. In 2014, the Barbuda Council established the marine reserves and no-net zones to protect and replenish the island’s marine environment. Three years ago, the council adopted a …

Serving “Conservation Cuisine” in St. Lucia

 The Caribbean’s lionfish problem is nothing new — but more and more stakeholders are taking the steps to fight what has become a scourge of Caribbean marine life. That includes resorts like St. Lucia’s Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain, which are …

How Caribbean Countries Are Getting Creative About Conservation

 Protecting our shared earth is everyone’s responsibility, but many of the Caribbean islands are at risk due to the threats of climate change and sea level rise. Determined to make a big conservation impact in the Eastern Caribbean, The Nature …

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 Climbing the Netherlands’ tallest mountain By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SABA — Is that a rooster? I’m hiking Mount Scenery – at 2,855 feet tall the highest point on Saba (and the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands) – when I …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff They’re one of the treasures of the Caribbean ecosystem, but today sea turtles are critically endangered. Thanks to the efforts of the Florida-based Sea Turtle Conservancy, though, the tide is beginning to turn. With events …

 By Sherry ConstantineCJ Contributor This May, after a full day of interviews with local entrepreneurs, I relaxed with a spiced sea moss smoothie at a café located in the Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area, Saint Lucia. We’ve been drinking sea …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Dominica is the permanent habitat of  the Hawksbill and Greenback species of sea turtle, and the seasonal habitat of the Leatherback species. According to conservationist Errol Harris, the population of these …

 Above: Dr Luis Anibal Solorzano Cardenas By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new conservationist in the Caribbean. The Nature Conservancy has announced the appointment of Dr Luis Anibal Solorzano Cardenas as its new executive director. Solorzano comes to the …

 Above: a biodiversity project in Ile a Vache, Haiti (Photo: Tim Calver for The Nature Conservancy) By Maxene AtisCJ Contributor HAITI is a crossroad where conservation, health, and livelihoods meet. There is no other place in the Caribbean where conservation and …

 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: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is set to implement its new National Conservation Law, the territory announced this week. The law is “signed, sealed and nearly delivered,” the government said in a statement. …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund will be receiving a $7.2 million contribution from the Global Environmental Facility through the World Bank. The funding will promote the “conservation, protection, management and expansion of …

 Above: the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands’ proposed National Conservation Bill is heading to the Legislative Assembly. The bill, which is now available for public review, was approved by the Cabinet for tabling …

 Above: Grenada (Photo: DG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government is leading an initiative to strengthen environmental protection for the country’s Key Biodiversity Areas, which include the Mount Hartman National Park and the Beausejour/Grenville Vale. The initiative is a …