Yearly Archives: 2017

Caribbean Philanthropy Network (CPN) — Reports 2010 to 2013

Linked below are three publications written, edited or reviewed by Judith Ann Towle for the Caribbean Philanthropy Network, These reports date from the period 2009 to 2013 and they are not up-to-date in terms of recent actions taken by Caribbean … [Read more]

Euan McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award for 2016 to Tadzio Bervoets of St. Martin

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has just announced that the Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award Fund (McFarlane Fund, which is administered by the CFVI, based on a grant from the now-sunsetted Island Resources Foundation) for calendar year 2016 goes … [Read more]

Another Perspective on the Need for DATA on WHAT WORKS

From the blog on the CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research, I think they do stuff with forests) web site at <http://blog.cifor.org/47876/time-to-get-it-together-on-mitigation-and-adaptation?fnl=en> Note that this article is based on a systematic survey of existing project documentation. WE NEED MORE, and, … [Read more]

From ENSIA — What Works in Conservation – real data instead of sponsor bs or doublespeak

from the on-line environmental magazine ENSIA: * — based on meta-analyses of (mostly) peer-reviewed studies of conservation projects around the world. For example, “What Works in Conservation assessed 38 studies of agricultural lands and found that 32 showed that growing grassy buffer … [Read more]

“The Poetry and Pain of the Caribbean” book review by Amy Wilentz

[This is the on-line version of a book review of the travel book Island People by Joshua Jelly-Shapiro published in the Sunday Outlook section of the Washington Post under the title of this post. [I received a copy for Christmas. It’s … [Read more]

An Example of How Small Islands Face Special Problems

from the Bermuda Royal Gazette <http://www.royalgazette.com/international-business/article/20170103/other-small-islands-face-debt-struggles-too> Other small islands face debt struggles too Raymond Hainey Published Jan 3, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 3, 2017 at 1:00 am)   The UK Crown Dependency of Jersey is facing a massive … [Read more]