The “Bird-zine” competition: a creative challenge for Caribbean residents

BirdsCaribbean has been coming up with a whole range of online activities and learning opportunities for young (and older) bird enthusiasts – or just for people of any age who want to know more about the remarkable and unique birds that call our region home. By the way, the regional non-governmental organization focuses on island … More The “Bird-zine” competition: a creative challenge for Caribbean residents

The Cockpit Country’s Majestic Presence

Members of BirdLife Jamaica (I am proud to be one) have sent this letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Minister Daryl Vaz and to the local newspapers. The italics are mine, and the beautiful photographs are by BirdLife member, bird guide and passionate conservationist Wendy Lee. Dear Prime Minister: Members of BirdLife Jamaica, a 56-year-old … More The Cockpit Country’s Majestic Presence

Do Not Buy Protected Species as Christmas Gifts!

This is a reminder… Note, the Jamaican Slider Turtle is a freshwater turtle (Trachemys terrapin) found only in Jamaica and the Bahamas. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning members of the public, who may be seeking to purchase pets as gifts for the Christmas season, to be careful not to buy protected species. … More Do Not Buy Protected Species as Christmas Gifts!

Cockpit Country communities call for area to be closed to mining

This is an August 11 press release from the Jamaica Environment Trust. More than seventy residents from Cockpit Country (Elderslie, Niagara, Mocho, Maroon Town, Flagstaff and Point) attended a community meeting on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Elderslie, St. Elizabeth to discuss the controversial issue of bauxite mining in Cockpit Country. Following a series of public … More Cockpit Country communities call for area to be closed to mining