Endangered Species Day: Jamaica’s Sea Turtles Are Living on the Edge

There was a painful, sad post on social media this morning: the Bluefields Bay Fishermen’s Friendly Society needs help to save and protect our Sea Turtles. On May 8 and 14, 2020 two females were killed and all the body parts stolen. “Our Game Wardens are ready and able but are in need of your financial support … More Endangered Species Day: Jamaica’s Sea Turtles Are Living on the Edge

Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network Holds Regional Training Workshop at Port Royal Marine Laboratory

Our coral reefs are amazing, precious ecosystems. But in the face of all the ongoing conservation challenges, how can we do a better job of  monitoring the health of our reefs, while continuing to raise awareness of their tremendous value to the region? This workshop will address some of these issues at the Port Royal Marine … More Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network Holds Regional Training Workshop at Port Royal Marine Laboratory

International Biodiversity Day: United Nations Highlights Importance of Marine Protected Areas

Today (May 22) is International Day for Biological Diversity and the theme is, appropriately for this region, Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism. What does much of our region’s tourism depend on? The Caribbean Sea. It’s a special place. Biodiversity – that wide range of species, plant and animal life in the sea and on land that helps to … More International Biodiversity Day: United Nations Highlights Importance of Marine Protected Areas

Regional Pollution and Biodiversity Experts Help the UN Caribbean Environment Programme Develop its 2017-2018 Work Programme for Protecting the Caribbean Sea

I am now once again in “playing catch-up” mode, so forgive me. Several important meetings have been taking place recently related directly to environmental concerns in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and this is perhaps the most critical for our marine environment. Here is a press release regarding a series of meetings in Miami this week, … More Regional Pollution and Biodiversity Experts Help the UN Caribbean Environment Programme Develop its 2017-2018 Work Programme for Protecting the Caribbean Sea

Saving our Caribbean Sea: Pollution Experts Commit to Support the Development of the First State of Marine Environment Report

There is a great deal of focus on our  ≈ oceans these days – as well there should be. Here are some of the current projects under way in the Caribbean: ≈ The U.S. State Department is currently hosting the Our Ocean Conference in Washington, DC. ≈ Last month, I attended the Kingston launch of the … More Saving our Caribbean Sea: Pollution Experts Commit to Support the Development of the First State of Marine Environment Report

The Wonderful Oceans That Surround Us: World Oceans Day

We must celebrate. We may feel sad for the plight of our oceans, but we must also celebrate what they have given us. A good day to start would be World Oceans Day – Wednesday, June 8. You can find all the information you need on this global “special day” here: http://www.worldoceansday.org I have written before … More The Wonderful Oceans That Surround Us: World Oceans Day

Daryl in a Dust Mask, Darth Vader at the Dump and Hurry up, Easter: Sunday, March 22, 2015

I think Jamaicans will be glad to reach the Easter holiday; some will enjoy the Carnival festivities, others the traditional Easter bun and cheese. But we Kingstonians need a break. We have had enough of this month, which has been wretched. And the rain refuses to fall; our lawn is thickly strewn with dry leaves. … More Daryl in a Dust Mask, Darth Vader at the Dump and Hurry up, Easter: Sunday, March 22, 2015

UNEP Caribbean continues to celebrate island beauty with “Biodiversity Through Your Eyes” Photo Competition

Kingston, 23 June: On Thursday, May 22, the International Day For Biological Diversity (IBD), the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) sub-programme at United Nations Environment Programme Caribbean Environment Programme (UNEP CEP) launched a photo competition entitled “Biodiversity Through Your Eyes” emphasizing the importance of biodiversity to livelihoods in islands. The competition complements this year’s … More UNEP Caribbean continues to celebrate island beauty with “Biodiversity Through Your Eyes” Photo Competition

The Caribbean recognizes International Day For Biodiversity: “Island Biodiversity”

Please find below a press release from the UN Environment Programme’s Caribbean Environment Programme (UNEP-CEP) based in Kingston, Jamaica, for the International Day for Biodiversity. And Caribbean photographers! UN-CEP today launched a photo competition; the deadline is June 19, so get clicking! More details here: http://www.cep.unep.org/biodiversity-through-your-eyes-photo-competition-is-launching-today and on UNEP-CEP’s Facebook page. Today was also a … More The Caribbean recognizes International Day For Biodiversity: “Island Biodiversity”