Jamaican Conservationist Honored as Biodiversity ‘Hotspot Hero’ by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

What better news on International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) than this wonderful award for Ingrid Parchment, Executive Director of the Clarendon-based Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM), in the Portland Bight Protected Area. If you scroll back through my blog, you will see several articles about the work of C-CAM and the amazingly beautiful and … More Jamaican Conservationist Honored as Biodiversity ‘Hotspot Hero’ by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

National Consultation in Jamaica To Update Information on Its Biodiversity Hotspots

Caribbean environmental issues seem to be taking up a lot of energy at the moment. Here is another meeting in Kingston: consultations, in fact, based on the CEPF’s decision to reinvest in the Caribbean. So good news – and I expect, good discussions. It can only benefit Jamaica and, of course, the Caribbean. Here is … More National Consultation in Jamaica To Update Information on Its Biodiversity Hotspots

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Hosts Regional Workshop in Kingston to Evaluate its US$6 million Caribbean Investment

After a few days without Internet (more on that later) I am trying to catch up with myself. Panos Caribbean asked me to share this information with you, as COP21 (the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris) is just around the corner… My apologies for the somewhat belated post.  November 13, 2015, Kingston, Jamaica. Six Caribbean … More Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Hosts Regional Workshop in Kingston to Evaluate its US$6 million Caribbean Investment

“Having Your Goat and Eating it Too”

Does there really have to be a trade-off on Goat Islands? A trade-off, that is, between the environment and development – an idea that has often characterized the conversation on the proposed transshipment port on Goat Islands, in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA). In this particular case, does it have to be one or the other? … More “Having Your Goat and Eating it Too”

The Goat Islands Debate: ‘There is none so blind as those who will not see’

Originally posted on Green Seeds:
I take the opportunity to use this space to share a letter shared with Jamaican newspapers from the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (C-CAM) Foundation’s Ingrid Parchment on the Goat Islands and their value — beyond what may be immediately evident, or not so evident, to the naked eye. It comes…