Goat Islands To Become a Wildlife Sanctuary for Endemic and Endangered Species: A Wonderful Win for Jamaica


This is really a Christmas gift from the Government for all those (including myself!) who campaigned for years for Goat Islands to be rescued from the threat of a transhipment port. I remember my heart sinking when former Transport Minister Omar Davies stood in Parliament and referred dismissively to “two likkle lizards.” The Government’s application for the … More Goat Islands To Become a Wildlife Sanctuary for Endemic and Endangered Species: A Wonderful Win for Jamaica

Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park Celebrates 25th Anniversary on International Mountain Day


December 11 was International Mountain Day. I would like to write more about the importance of mountains (every day I look up at them from our city), and this year’s theme is quite interesting. Meanwhile, the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park – Jamaica’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – will celebrate its 25th Anniversary … More Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park Celebrates 25th Anniversary on International Mountain Day

Over 34,000 Jamaicans Petition Prime Minister Andrew Holness: Save Cockpit Country


Stunning news, as the petition on the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) website has taken off in a big way in the past week or so. The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) team has collected a large number of “hard copy” signatures, on top of the NOW over 20,000 online signatures, in support of the … More Over 34,000 Jamaicans Petition Prime Minister Andrew Holness: Save Cockpit Country

Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Begins on Earth Day


It has been a day and night of overwhelming rain in Kingston – the kind of rain that gets louder and louder until you cannot ignore it. Not so good for the pre-Carnival partygoers (hopefully they will have sunshine tomorrow). There are flood warnings and many Earth Day events were postponed. The rain may also … More Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Begins on Earth Day

Highlighting Laws That Protect Our Birds: The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Takes Off


You may have read quite a lot already about the horrors of wildlife trafficking – an evil trade that is, in many cases, helping to drive our precious wildlife towards extinction. The dramatic stories of large animals – elephants, tigers and rhinos, for example – are well known. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which has … More Highlighting Laws That Protect Our Birds: The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Takes Off

Join BirdsCaribbean’s Cuban Birding Tour in 2016!


Would you like to spend some time exploring, enjoying and learning about Cuba’s wealth of birdlife, beautiful environment and exciting culture? BirdsCaribbean and the Caribbean Birding Trail are offering two exciting trips to the island of Cuba in January and in March next year, with acclaimed Cuban bird guide, Ernesto Reyes Mouriño. The trip is open to … More Join BirdsCaribbean’s Cuban Birding Tour in 2016!

Cockpit Country: “We Must Fight For It With Every Breath”


In case you were going to ask, the answer is yes. Cockpit Country is still very much under threat from bauxite mining. Several weeks ago now, I found myself at a press briefing/meeting that was extraordinary in many ways. A large delegation of some sixty residents of the Cockpit Country had come to the city. … More Cockpit Country: “We Must Fight For It With Every Breath”