Dear Readers, I have just set up a page on the “Give Butter” fundraising site, with the aim of raising US$500 (or if possible, more) over the next two and half days, in support of our beloved Caribbean birds. If you would like to contribute, I would be truly grateful! Whatever you do give will … More Supporting Caribbean conservationists: please contribute to my fundraising effort for BirdsCaribbean!
It’s a mixed picture. BirdsCaribbean’s recent webinar on “Shorebirds of the Atlantic Flyway: How Recent Work to Conserve Wetlands is Contributing to Species and Habitat Resilience in the Caribbean and Beyond” took place on September 15, and can be found on their YouTube channel here. I can only describe it as heartening and disheartening, in … More Young Caribbean conservationists talk about wetlands and shorebirds (the good and the depressing)
It must be good news week, or perhaps the spirit of Christmas in the air. Anyway, our friends at Jamaica Red Cross are gearing up for a fund-raising telethon on Television Jamaica (TVJ). Many communities and families have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and are still struggling – and it’s time to give back. … More Jamaica Red Cross partners with TVJ for telethon to support vulnerable communities
It was a warm, bright morning. I climbed the two flights of steps crisscrossing the front of the building to the top floor of Liberty Hall (accessibility, anyone?) at 76 Upper King Street in downtown Kingston. Liberty Hall (the Legacy of Marcus Garvey) is a branch of the venerable Institute of Jamaica. As the former … More Are Museums a Thing of the Past?
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
Anyone who has worked for or served on the board of a non-profit organization (anywhere in the world) knows how hard it is to raise funds. I know for a fact that many NGOs in Jamaica (in every field) are hanging on, living “hand to mouth.” I honestly don’t know how NGOs manage to stretch a … More NGOs Need Funds! Join a Wild Woman’s Fundraising Workshop at BirdsCaribbean’s International Meeting