Yearly Archives: 2010

Web Resources for Small Non-Profit/NGO Organizations

As a small member organization or non-profit, resources can be scarce and need to be maximized. Luckily, there are a number of great web applications that can help you manage your time, grow your organization and help you succeed. [Read more]

Rising sea level threatens Caribbean resorts, says UN report

from the Sea Level Rise Foundation blog by Rolph Payet, president of the University of Seychelles — Rising sea level threatens ‘hundreds’ of Caribbean resorts, says UN report By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor, in Cancun (Wednesday, 1 Decemb… [Read more]

Caribbean Marine Atlas, Points of Contact

A list of the main points-of-contact for the Caribbean Marine Atlas being shepherded by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC) through the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) , and the Government of Flanders (Kingdom of Belgium). [Read more]

New U Miami Acidification study shows added danger to already struggling coral reefs

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that over the next century recruitment of new corals could drop by 73 percent, as rising CO2 levels turn the oceans more acidic. The research findings reveal a new danger to the already threatened Caribbean and Florida reef Elkhorn corals. [Read more]

Barbara Lausche Presents New IUCN Model Guidelines for Protected Areas

State-of-the-art protected areas law – how can it help conserve biodiversity? IUCN introduced its answer to that question on Tuesday, 26 October, at CBD CoP10 in Nagoya, Japan. [Read more]

Not for Profit: Fish Bay Native Plant Garden — Story in St. John Source

With a $3,325 Urban and Community Forestry grant and 200-hours-and-still- counting of hard labor, a small group of Fish Bay, St. John, residents created a Native Plant Garden on land owned by the Island Resources Foundation. [Read more]

SIRMM – Sustainable Island Resource Management Mechanism | GEF Antigua and Barbuda

SIRMM – Sustainable Island Resource Management Mechanism The Environment Division commenced the four year Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project in 2008. This project is the Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Island Resource… [Read more]

Radio Teatros, Produced by OUTREACH TEAM of UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook for Latin Am. & Caribbean

NOW This is a GREAT series of “radio-novelas” in Spanish, trying to make the lessons of the Global Environmental Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEO-ALC) concrete in terms of the daily life of (mostly rural) residents of the region. T… [Read more]

Report from BVI National Parks Trust: Moorings at Sandy Cay

This good news from Joseph Smith-Abbott, Director of the BVI National Parks Trust.Installation of moorings at Sandy Cay (one of the most popular “lunch stops” for visiting and bare boat charter yachts in the British Virgin Islands) has been active… [Read more]

GEO-LAC THREE — overview of Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Issues by UNEP

A repeat of both the English and Spanish-language press releases describing the Latin America and Caribbean regional Environmental Outlook by the United Nations Environment Programme. Also, here is the link to English and Spanish versions of GEO-L… [Read more]