This is a beautiful, hope-inspiring article by Christina Larson (Associated Press) about efforts to replant and to jumpstart the natural growth of the coral reefs of Jamaica. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for sharing!] Larson writes about divers who have become “coral gardeners” like Everton Simpson and Lenford DaCosta. Larson writes, “After a series of […]

via ‘The coral are coming back’: Reviving Jamaica’s elegant and essential coral reefs — Repeating Islands


The full title of this article by Jada Stewart (Global Voices) is “Tobago’s coral bleaching alert makes it clear there is ‘no alternative’ to fighting the climate crisis.” Stewart reports that the island’s reefs are on “Bleaching Alert Level One”—not good, as studies show that coral reefs protect around 90 per cent of Tobago’s shoreline from wave-induced erosion […]

via Tobago’s coral bleaching alert — Repeating Islands

The release of An overview of major shark traders catchers and species by TRAFFIC reveals the extent and trends in reported trade in sharks and rays. This follows the successful listing of Longfin and Shortfin Mako Sharks in CITES1 Appendix II at the 18th Conference of the Parties held in Geneva last month.

via Sharks Attacked! Overview of Major Global Shark Traders, Catchers and Species. — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

A report from the Jamaica Information Service The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is encouraging the public to show support for a trash-free Jamaica by participating in International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD) 2019 on September 21. NEPA and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) have partnered to execute a cleanup exercise at the Barmouth Beach in […]

via Jamaicans Urged to Clean Beaches on September 21 — Repeating Islands