BirdsCaribbean Expresses Alarm at the Escalation of Illegal Bird Trafficking in Cuba

Wildlife trafficking breaks my heart. Now, BirdsCaribbean has discovered that a huge online trade in wild birds has escalated in Cuba. Here is their press release: December 21, 2021—BirdsCaribbean is extremely concerned at the drastic increase in the capture and trafficking of wild birds in Cuba over the past two years, and is urging the … More BirdsCaribbean Expresses Alarm at the Escalation of Illegal Bird Trafficking in Cuba

Leo, Aliya, MLK, and the Parrots: A Lesson in Mentorship

Dr. Leo R. Douglas, a Jamaican ornithologist, conservationist, and all-round extraordinary scientist and person, was a recipient of The New York University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award, which was presented to him on February 2, 2021. Leo (can I call him Leo, please?) is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Liberal Studies at NYU. … More Leo, Aliya, MLK, and the Parrots: A Lesson in Mentorship

Leo Douglas To Speak On Youth Attitudes to Wildlife at BirdLife Jamaica’s Annual Lecture

What do Jamaica’s young people think about wildlife, its conservation – and conservationists? Do they think about these things at all? Dr. Leo Douglas, Assistant Clinical Professor at New York University and a former President of BirdsCaribbean, has conducted some interesting research over four years in Jamaican schools. He has developed an interest in the … More Leo Douglas To Speak On Youth Attitudes to Wildlife at BirdLife Jamaica’s Annual Lecture

My Weekend Safari

Every weekend, I travel with my smartphone. I go on safari – to Kenya’s Maasai Mara or to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. My traveling companions, on National Geographic Wild’s Safari Live, are men and women driving rugged iron open trucks, keeping up a monologue and trying to keep an eye on the road, … More My Weekend Safari

Environment and Climate Change Stories: Jamaica, the Caribbean and the World: May 13, 2017

Indigenous peoples fighting climate change and the fossil fuel industry; an island up for sale; migratory birds and hurricanes; trafficking in wildlife and more in this week’s bunch of articles. Click on the highlighted links for more information! Jamaica and the Caribbean: Jamaicans learning about climate change in China… 35 professionals from developing countries (including Panos … More Environment and Climate Change Stories: Jamaica, the Caribbean and the World: May 13, 2017

Migratory Birds, and the Treaties that Protect Them, Celebrated on 20 Caribbean Islands

It’s been a busy time for BirdsCaribbean partners across the islands, as the migratory birds have arrived! Our own yard in Kingston (which is very green) is alive with migratory birds. As I write, I can see a Northern Parula taking a quick bath, and yesterday we watched a Black-and-White-Warbler (“Ants Bird”) creeping up the … More Migratory Birds, and the Treaties that Protect Them, Celebrated on 20 Caribbean Islands

Environment Stories: Chinese Tourism Developments in Caribbean, Coral Nurseries, More: September 4, 2016

Here’s the latest selection from me. I have included links to click on! Enjoy… although I am afraid there may be more “bad news” than good, this week! Jamaica and the Caribbean Another possible threat to the Old Fort Bay area: As noted in my earlier post, property owners in Old Fort Bay, who have been … More Environment Stories: Chinese Tourism Developments in Caribbean, Coral Nurseries, More: September 4, 2016

More Good News for the Caribbean: JetBlue, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

I am a little late posting this – in fact, this press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is dated March 3, 2016. But this is fantastic news for the Caribbean! As you may recall, this year’s World Environment Day turned the spotlight on the illegal wildlife trade under the theme “Go … More More Good News for the Caribbean: JetBlue, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade