Redonda: The Caribbean island transformed into an eco haven — Repeating Islands

A report by Gemma Handy for the BBC. There are no resorts, no beaches, no amenities, and its contribution to the national GDP is practically zero. Yet the mile-long rocky isle of Redonda in the Caribbean Sea is deemed one of the most valuable spots in the region. Virtually untouched by humans for centuries, Antigua […]

Redonda: The Caribbean island transformed into an eco haven — Repeating Islands

Wild Parrots — Jet Eliot

Scarlet Macaw, Peru, South America Orange-fronted Parakeet, Costa Rica, Central America There are approximately 398 species of parrots in the world. They live primarily in tropical and subtropical countries. Let’s immerse ourselves in this wonderfully garish and charismatic bird. Parrots are classified under the Order Psittaciformes and this includes cockatoos, lorikeets, parakeets, macaws and of […]

Wild Parrots — Jet Eliot

St. Lucia: Govt meets with sea moss farmers as international demand grows — Repeating Islands

Due to the rising popularity of sea moss on the international markets, Saint Lucia is experiencing an increase in demand. Jonathan Stuart (Loop St. Lucia) reports: Following a meeting held with sea moss farmers from the community of Aupicon, officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources, and Cooperatives, visited the sea moss plots […]

St. Lucia: Govt meets with sea moss farmers as international demand grows — Repeating Islands

A report from the Caribbean National Weekly. Jamaica has launched a National Tree Planting programme that will aim to plan three million timber and ornamental trees over the next three years. The programme that was recently launched by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is being managed by the Forestry Department and will see the foresting of 3,000 […]

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One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans, scientists warned Monday in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever. Their landmark report paints a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by an ever-growing human population, whose insatiable consumption is destroying the natural world. The global rate of species extinction “is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million […]

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