A report by Anna Kucirkova for Caribbean News Now. Climate change and global warming have been hot topics for the last couple of decades. The phrase ocean acidification may not sound quite as familiar as the other two phrases, but it’s a growing environmental concern frequently described as the “evil twin of global warming.” Opinions on […]

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We are a nation inhabiting diverse amount of flora and fauna. So, there is greater reason for us to conserve them in their natural habitat. Globally, a lot of faunal Indian species (e.g. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) have been categorized in IUCN red list as “least concern”, but in India […]

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As part of its annual reef lecture series, the Central Caribbean Marine (CCMI) is hosting a presentation on “Coral Reef Resilience and Refugia: Adaptation and Acclimatization in a Changing Environment”, set for 25 April at 5:45pm at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The lecture, by visiting researcher Dr Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, is the second […]

via Coral Reef Resilience and Refugia: Adaptation and Acclimatization in a Changing Environment (April 25) — Repeating Islands

Slow Food reports on an initiative—Providencia Black Crab Presidium—to protect the survival of the black land crab (Gecarcinus ruricola) of Providencia and Santa Catalina, small Caribbean Colombian islands, where the numbers of crabs are declining due to urbanization, mass tourism, deforestation and climate change, among other factors. Slow Food writes: The crabs once lived across […]

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Haiti Libre reports that 69 Haitian illegal immigrants were arrested this month by the National Environmental Protection Service (SENPA) for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park, a protected area in the Dominican Republic, to illegally produce coal for the Haitian market. 90 other Haitian nationals have been jailed in the last two months for […]

via Haitians arrested for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park — Repeating Islands

The Government of the Dominican Republic recently launched the Plan to Recover and Preserve Los Haitises National Park (northeast), and issued several measures, including a three-year deadline to completely eradicate all human activity within the protected area, home to Hispaniola’s only rainforest. Environment minister Bautista Rojas, who also heads the Special Commission which designed the plan to […]

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