Overseas Organizations Call #Goat IslandsSaved An Unprecedented Win for Conservation in Jamaica


If you have been reading my blog for the past three years, you will know that literally hundreds of conservation organizations (at home and overseas) and thousands of individuals supported the Jamaica Environment Trust’s Save Goat Islands campaign to rescue this beautiful and unique area from development as a transshipment port. In a couple of blog posts, … More Overseas Organizations Call #Goat IslandsSaved An Unprecedented Win for Conservation in Jamaica

Of Water…and Iguanas


Next week is World Water Day – March 22, 2016. The theme from the UN is “Water and Jobs.” I will have to learn more about this, but you can read about it here: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/about/en/ For a small developing country like Jamaica (and for the entire region) water is becoming an increasingly complex issue, and World … More Of Water…and Iguanas

A Short Tribute to The Likkle Lizard


I was inspired to share these photographs with you, my dear readers. As you are no doubt aware, Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area remains threatened by a mega-port, which the Jamaican Government wants China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build in this beautiful area on Jamaica’s south coast, consisting of pristine mangroves … More A Short Tribute to The Likkle Lizard

Jamaica Selling Out Its Paradise: CNN Op-Ed by Wendy Townsend


I am reposting this article from CNN’s website. Please share it widely. You can find it online at http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/02/opinion/townsend-jamaica-iguana/ Editor’s note: Wendy Townsend writes for children and young adults, and she and her family raise lizards as pets. Her third novel, “Blue Iguana,” has just been released by namelos. The opinions in this commentary are solely … More Jamaica Selling Out Its Paradise: CNN Op-Ed by Wendy Townsend

The Plight of the Jamaican Iguana: An Article from the “Scientific American”


The article below (about the “two likkle lizard” as our Minister of Works so contemptuously referred to the endangered Jamaican Iguana, in Parliament) appeared in the “Scientific American”  this week. The IUCN* SSC* Iguana Specialist Group has just met at Kingston’s Hope Zoo to discuss our native animal’s uncertain future. I have highlighted a couple of passages … More The Plight of the Jamaican Iguana: An Article from the “Scientific American”