Yearly Archives: 2011

Videos and Blogs on KEW GARDEN Projects in the British Virgin Islands

We just uncovered links to the Kew Gardens web and blog sites that provide a lot of new (to us anyway!!) information about the Anegada characterization and census and technical skill training for conservation work in the BVI. [Read more]

Christmas Present for the British Virgin Islands: A New Cactus Species.

A new cactus species has been identified for the BVI. A columnar cactus, known scientifically as Stenocereus fimbriatus, has been recorded for the first time in the British Virgin Islands. [Read more]

St. Eustatius Beset by Big Oil . . .

The Caribbean basin is one of the world’s major oil producing regions, with Venezuela boasting the western hemisphere’s largest reserves (and refineries), in addition to other producers like Mexico, Columbia, and the Gulf Coast of the US. [Read more]

The Economist on The Effects of Disaspora . . .

The magic of diasporas Immigrant networks are a rare bright spark in the world economy. [Read more]

Signs of New Cycles of Funding Cuts

Not good news. . . . Global Fund halts new funding until 2014from Nature News Blog by bowensThe Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has cancelled its 11th funding round because of the current economic crisis.“Substantial budget cha… [Read more]

New UNEP Report Tracks the Changing Global Environment over the Past Two Decades as World Population Hits 7 Billion

from the attached press release: Keeping Track of our changing environment can be found on the GEO-5 website: Begin forwarded message: Reply-To: “GENERAL PNUMA – Lista de Contactos – Español” [Read more]

Loss of a Resource for Applying Science to Public Policy

Bookmark in ConnoteaThe Scientist shutters after 25 years – October 07, 2011 The October issue of The Scientist arrived in my mailbox yesterday, and I was happy to see it celebrating its 25th anniversary with a montage of cover images, many of whi… [Read more]

Heinz Awards Includes Three of Special Import for Small Islands

The Heinz Awards this year were especially focused on environmental achievements, and among the group of ten who were recognized, three are especially significant from the viewpoint of environmental issues for small islands. [Read more]

Description of the Environmental Profile Project for Anegada and Virgin Islands

New Project: [Read more]


Sorry I missed this while traveling — it’s important. . . . Begin forwarded message:From: BROWN Kate [Read more]