Yearly Archives: 2011

Gulf of Guinea Blog’s up.

Another terrific series of Bob Drewes’s accounts of the Gulf of Guinea BIODIVERSITY EXPEDITIONS to Sao Tome and Principe by the California Academy of Sciences.Take some time to read and glory in some of the great pictures that the CAS team has tak… [Read more]

British Virgin Islands Beacon Editorial on Beef Island Ruling

Editorial (Aug. 25, 2011)Wednesday, 24 August 2011 17:46Fisheries should be better protectedIt is disheartening that an appeals court ruling has invalidated the fisheries protected area at Hans Creek, Beef Island.The decision likely means that all… [Read more]

Recommended: Caribbean Journal

Just came across this on-line e-zine with excellent articles by respected Caribbean leaders. [Read more]

From Andrew Revkin’s Dot Earth NYTimes Blog: A Man You’d Like to have Known

Ray C. Anderson, who passed away this week, was a special American. It’s worth remembering him here, and to consider ways to build on his accomplishments and ideas. [Read more]

Beef Island Ruling by UK Court of Appeal Discussed by VIRGIN ISLANDS Environmental Council

An area on Beef Island originally included as part of the golf course project.Photo Credit: saildivebvi.comA Court of Appeal ruling in the case involving the Virgin Islands Environmental Council (VIEC), the Attorney General and the Beef Island pro… [Read more]

ICRI Advisory on the Lionfish Invasion in the Wider Caribbean

Please find attached an International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Advisory on the Lionfish Invasion in the Wider Caribbean for your information and distribution. [Read more]

New Publication on "New Records of Bats in the BVI"

Jean Pierre Bacle and Kevel Lindsay of Island Resources Foundation are co-authors with Gary Kweicienski and Hugh Genoways on a new article about the bats of the British Virgin Islands. [Read more]

UNESCO Announcement of 18 new Biosphere Reserves: Some Islands

The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), meeting in Dresden (Germany) from 28 June to 1 July, has added 18 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR), which now numbers 580 sites in 114 countries. [Read more]

Cristina Savescu, World Bank Economist, on Caribbean Growth

Earlier this week, the World Bank released a report on growth prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean. [Read more]

BVI Governor’s Announcement of OTEP Grant Funding Environmental Profiles: Phase II

[OTEP is the United Kingdom “Overseas Territories Environment Programme,” which provides grants to the UK overseas territories for public or private environmental projects.]Announced by the Governor’s Office on Friday, Judith Towle and other membe… [Read more]