Saving one of the world’s rarest toads from extinction — Repeating Islands

BBC News shares a video about the has been successfully bred in captivity in the UK for the first time outside its native Panama. To do this, the scientists have reproduced the exact conditions of this tropical frog, from the water depth and temperature to the exact vegetation found in Panama. The video is by […]

Saving one of the world’s rarest toads from extinction — Repeating Islands

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

A report from the Center for Biological Diversity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced two proposed rules today to designate more than 6,000 square miles of critical habitat protections for 12 threatened coral species off Florida, in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. The rules were prompted by a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued […]

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

Scientists Are Trying to Save This Seahorse Paradise in the Bahamas — Repeating Islands

[Many thanks to Holly Bynoe for bringing this item to our attention.] Joshua Rapp Learn writes that researchers are rushing to save a Bahamian pond—Sweetings Pond—that is critical to the understanding of seahorse ecology and their evolution. For full article, see Discover Magazine. The first time biologist Heather Masonjones heard about the seahorses on Eleuthera […]

Scientists Are Trying to Save This Seahorse Paradise in the Bahamas — Repeating Islands

Parrot Sanctuary & DoE celebrate recovery of 24 Cayman Parrots — Repeating Islands

Daphne Ewing Chow (Loop Cayman) writes about the successful rehabilitation of Grand Cayman Parrots through the joint efforts of the Cayman Islands Department of the Environment (DoE) and the Cayman Parrot Sanctuary. At the end of 2020, the Cayman Islands Department of the Environment (DoE) and the Cayman Parrot Sanctuary celebrated their 10th successful rehabilitation […]

Parrot Sanctuary & DoE celebrate recovery of 24 Cayman Parrots — Repeating Islands

Manatees Expand Their Habitat in Costa Rica — Repeating Islands

Located in the northern Caribbean region of Costa Rica, the Tortuguero National Park is home to one of the most docile, timid and elusive aquatic mammals. Trichechus manatus, also known asAntillean sea cows or manatees, once sought refuge exclusively in the canals of Tortuguero, but decades of protection have encouraged them to swim north to Barra […]

Manatees Expand Their Habitat in Costa Rica — Repeating Islands

By Land or Sea: How Did Mammals Get to the Caribbean Islands? — Repeating Islands

A multidisciplinary team is jointly investigating mammal evolution and subduction dynamics to unravel how flightless land mammals migrated to the Greater Antilles and other Caribbean islands. A report by Philippe Münch, Pierre-Olivier Antoine, and Boris Marcaillou  for Eos. This work is dedicated to the memory of Gilles Merzeraud, who passed away on 30 October 2020. As a […]

By Land or Sea: How Did Mammals Get to the Caribbean Islands? — Repeating Islands

Land flatworms are invading the West Indies — Repeating Islands

A report by Jean-Lou Justine and Hugh Jones for Phys Org. In 2013, an inhabitant of Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, found a land flatworm in his garden and had the good idea to send the photograph to a network of naturalists. We then launched a citizen science survey in France to learn more—and we were not disappointed. More than 10 species […]

Land flatworms are invading the West Indies — Repeating Islands

The Shy Migratory Warblers of the Virgin Islands — Repeating Islands

This is an older article (28 October 2020) from BirdsCaribbean, but this time of year marks the migration of many species. As Gail Karlsson writes, some warblers live in the Caribbean year-round, some spend the whole winter there, and others are brief visitors in Fall and Spring. Karlsson has also learned that some warblers, like […]

The Shy Migratory Warblers of the Virgin Islands — Repeating Islands

Does the Semper’s Warbler still exist on St. Lucia? — Repeating Islands

Steffen Oppel from the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) recently visited St. Lucia to assist the Department of Forestry with setting up bird counts in order to search for the elusive Semper’s Warbler. This is his story as it appeared in Birds Caribbean. The Semper’s Warbler (Leucopeza semperi) is a small songbird endemic […]

Does the Semper’s Warbler still exist on St. Lucia? — Repeating Islands

Bermudian conservationist wants lionfish fight extended to the Caribbean — Repeating Islands

A report by Sarah Lagan for The Royal Gazette. A conservationist said he aimed to combat the Atlantic invasion of lionfish with an extension of his fishing tournament to the Caribbean. Weldon Wade, the founder of ocean conservation organisation Guardians of the Reef, added he already had a Jamaican partner on board and has asked […]

Bermudian conservationist wants lionfish fight extended to the Caribbean — Repeating Islands