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A New Caribbean “Guide” for Coral Reef Restoration

 Healthy coral reefs aren’t just essential for the Caribbean ecosystem — they’re also vital for the Caribbean tourism economy.  That’s the impetus behind a major new guide for coral reef restoration specifically aimed at the Caribbean tourism industry.  The new “Guide,” …

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Saving Barbados’ Coral Reefs

 A rescue mission is underway to save Barbados’ coral reefs, which have been impacted by a range of climate-related and other hazards.  Recent studies conducted by the Coastal Zone Management Unit and Barbados’ Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies …

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Scientists Just Mapped All the Coral Reefs in the Caribbean

 The Nature Conservancy has completed a significant new project: a region-wide publication of maps of all shallow water coral reefs in the Caribbean.  Now, the Caribbean has a clear picture of the habitats found beneath its waves.  “You cannot protect …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The first-ever global conference addressing coral reef restoration and intervention science took place last week in Key Largo, Fla., featuring over 550 leading scientists and experts from nearly 40 countries. The symposium, Reef Futures, addressed challenges …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff As coral reefs continue to dwindle around the region, more and more initiatives are looking to plant new coral and save dying reefs. But in order to plant the coral, it has to grow somewhere. …

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 Coral gardening, the process of replanting laboratory-raised coral fragments to restore coral populations, is proving to benefit Caribbean reefs, according to a new study from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The school said the …

 There are mountaintop bars, duty free shops and some of the Caribbean’s greatest beaches. But if you’re looking for one must-visit attraction in St. Thomas, it’s this: Coral World Ocean Park, the island’s leading eco-tourism destination. The park is a …

Coral Restoration

 Bonaire’s pioneering coral restoration efforts are getting a big boost. The Dutch government has granted the Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire new one-time funding to further develop its activities on the island. The project, which first launched in 2012 with the …

 By Felicity BurrowsCJ Contributor When you think of The Bahamas, you may think of stunning coral reefs, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This island chain is popular for snorkeling and scuba diving, with many visitors coming from near …

 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: 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: St John in the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Environmental Protection Agency has created an inter-agency effort to protect Caribbean coral reefs off the shores of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The Caribbean …