Saving a Rare 1000 Pound Sea Turtle…

A report by Lisa Wilson for Island Packet. Leatherback sea turtles are endangered, but there’s been a flurry of recent sightings — and a few near-fatal trappings — in the Lowcountry recently. On Saturday, a leatherback sea turtle was seen tangled in the rope and buoy from a crab pot between the bridge to Fripp Island […]

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Shark Population Monitoring off Cayman Islands…

Divers in the Cayman Islands are helping to keep track of the islands’ shark population by logging sightings with the Department of Environment. They realize the importance of sharks to a healthy ecosystem and are interested in helping scientists. Here is an article from the Cayman Compass: Affectionate nicknames like Smudge, Scarlet and Big Bertha […]

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Exporting endangered Parrots From Dominica to Germany questioned…

The bird conservation group BirdsCaribbean has released a statement questioning the export of rare parrots from Dominica to Germany. BirdsCaribbean also joined over a dozen international groups asking the United Nations to investigate the export and help return the parrots to their native island. Caribbean News Now reports: In March of this year, 12 wild […]

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The Rhinoceros of the Caribbean!

A highly successful habitat restoration project in the Dominican Republic has been awarded prestigious certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, in recognition of its services to nature and the local community. It’s a shining example of what can be achieved when companies and NGOs work together. A report by Fiona Dobson for Birdlife. OK, we […]

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