#BirdsCarib2015: Personal Musings on the First Two Days of BirdsCaribbean’s Conference in Kingston

Conferences are busy conglomerates of people. People looking for other people (“Have you seen So-and-So? I saw him/her a minute ago and now…”). People coming across old acquaintances, familiar or half-familiar faces (“Oh, where did we meet before? Was it in Boston/Sydney/Kuala Lumpur? Ten years ago? Really, so long!”) Some delegates are perched over their laptops, a … More #BirdsCarib2015: Personal Musings on the First Two Days of BirdsCaribbean’s Conference in Kingston

BirdsCaribbean Meeting in Kingston to Include NGO Fundraising Workshops, Jamaica Day, Much More

Here is some more information on the BirdsCaribbean International Meeting, which is coming up fast. Two years ago I attended the 19th International Meeting in St. George’s, Grenada, and it was a fascinating and many-faceted experience with many brilliant scientists, conservationists, students, academics and dedicated conservationists from right across the Caribbean and beyond. Jamaicans! Please … More BirdsCaribbean Meeting in Kingston to Include NGO Fundraising Workshops, Jamaica Day, Much More

Birds Caribbean International Meeting in Jamaica: Exciting Updates!

Students! Conservationists! Ornithologists! Teachers! Community Workers! Environmental NGOs! Scientists! And members of the Jamaican public! Are you ready? A few weeks ago, I told you about the upcoming 20th International Meeting of the non-profit organization BirdsCaribbean at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica (July 25 – 29, 2015). The theme is: “Birds: Connecting Communities … More Birds Caribbean International Meeting in Jamaica: Exciting Updates!

Earth Day Lift-Off for Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival

“Restore Habitats, Restore Birds” is the theme for this year’s Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). At dozens of events throughout the region, participants of all ages will learn how restoring local habitats can benefit the unique birds found only in the Caribbean. Events on many islands will include habitat restoration activities like clean ups and … More Earth Day Lift-Off for Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival

New Radio Series on Cockpit Country Starts Tomorrow

Here is a release from the Windsor Research Centre in our beautiful Cockpit Country. Do tune in, watch the videos, visit and share the Facebook page. If you would like more information, do contact Mike Schwartz or Esther Figueroa – contact information below. If you care about Jamaica’s precious biodiversity…Do spread the word! Windsor Research … More New Radio Series on Cockpit Country Starts Tomorrow

Everything is Connected… Cockpit Country and Goat Islands

I am returning to the issue of environmental conservation, because I have a sense of urgency. Somehow, I don’t want to leave this one till later. Time is pressing, so bear with me. Because, as one speaker at this evening’s public forum at the University of Technology (UTech) said, we must realize that “everything is connected.” That … More Everything is Connected… Cockpit Country and Goat Islands

Two New Environmental Films by Independent Filmmaker Esther Figueroa

Originally posted on Repeating Islands:
Jamaican filmmaker Esther Figueroa, whose earlier film Jamaica for Sale addressed the environmental costs of tourism development in Jamaica, has just released two environmental films available through youtube. Her documentaries on Caribbean environmental issued showcase the power of film to bring attention to the myriad environmental tragedies taking place everyday throughout…