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Why Caribbean Marine Reserves Matter

 The importance of marine reserves in the region By Shenique SmithCJ Contributor Effectively managed marine managed areas in the Caribbean are life-sustaining for both people and wildlife. They protect critical habitats like coral reefs and mangroves. They harbor and nurture sharks, turtles …

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 …

Bahamas Creating 15 New Marine Parks As Part of Major Expansion

 Major expansion of protected areas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is launching a major expansion of its marine protected areas. As part of its commitment under the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, the country has announced the creation of 15 …

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 Above: remnants of an old pier and mangrove being inundated by rising sea level at Grenville Bay, Grenada (Photo: Marjo Aho) By Vera AgostiniCJ Contributor A FEW weeks ago, I attended the Global Forum on Community Resilience in Cali, Colombia, hosted …

 Above: the Jimenoa River, Jarabacoa, Yaque del Norte Water Fund (Photo: The Nature Conservancy) By Erick F. CondeCJ Contributor Securing water supplies for communities has become a challenge for water managers across the world. In the Dominican Republic, 20% of …

 By Michael W Beck, PhDCJ Contributor It was a momentous week recently in New York City at the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to build energy, momentum and commitments towards a new global plan …

 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: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to the risks facing coastal nations, Caribbean countries are among the most vulnerable in the world, according to the Coasts at Risk index, which measures the risks such nations face …

 Above: Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago’s rainforest is the oldest nature preserve in the Western Hemisphere, and the island is working to ensure it stays that way. The Tobago House of Assembly, with help from the European Union, …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is hosting a collection of adventure racers for its first-ever Nature Island Challenge this week. The four-day event, which began on Monday, pits teams of four from the United States …

 Above: Dominica By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Dominica is pushing its nature and ecological tourism product as it looks to improve air access to the country, according Colin Piper, Dominica’s Director of Tourism. Piper was speaking at a briefing …