Category Archives: Biodiversity

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]

Plants of Conservation Concern of the United States Virgin Islands

A collaboration among Island Resources Foundation,  the Virgin Islands Urban and Community Forestry Council, the VI Department of Agriculture, the US Department of Agriculture, and the US Forest Service has produced an up-to-date version of Plants of Conservation Concern of The United States Virgin Islands, written … [Read more]

Fifth Edition of the Ramsar Handbook Series

The Secretariat of Ramsar Convention has just announced the launch of the first Handbook in the 5th Edition Ramsar Handbook Series. It is entitled “An Introduction to the Convention on Wetlands” and replaces “The Ramsar Convention Manual”. http://www.ramsar.org/sites/default/files/documents/library/handbook1_5ed_introductiontoconvention_e.pdf “An Introduction … [Read more]

Overfishing + Nutrients + Climate Change = Sick Reefs

Important Article from NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Click below to download — Authors and Abstract on this page Overfishing and Nutrient Pollution Interact with Temperature to Disrupt Coral Reefs Down to Microbial Scales. Jesse R. Zaneveld, Deron E. Burkepile, Andrew A. Shantz, Catharine … [Read more]

Final Report on the Status of BVI Island Environmental Profiles

Here’s are links to to the completed profiles for the four major islands of the BVI archipelago, plus the special islet-specific characterizations for 16 cays around Tortola, and added Technical Papers: Profiles: Anegada Environmental Profile Environmental Profile of the Island of … [Read more]

1990 Video about US Virgin Islands National Park

This link passed on by Kevel Lindsay: St. John Virgin Islands National park : National Park Service : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive St. John Virgin Islands National park  by National Park Service Published 1990 Usage Public Domain Topics nps.gov, public.resource.org National Park … [Read more]

Judith Towle’s Remarks on Presenting the Tortola Environmental Profile

This is the presentation by Judith Towle, founding Vice President of Island Resources Foundation and Director of the four-island Environmental Profile Programme for the British Virgin Islands,  as presented at the Tortola Profile Launch Ceremony in the J.R. O’Neal Botanic … [Read more]

John Mussington of Barbuda Receives Euan McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award for 2014

Island Resources Foundation Announces the 2014 Winner of the Euan McFarlane Award for Environmental Leadership is John Mussington of Barbuda John Mussington, educator, marine biologist, social entrepreneur, and prominent environmental advocate was named today as the 24th annual recipient of … [Read more]

Large Female Tiger Shark in Anguilla

from The Anguillian TIGER SHARK CAUGHT OFF CAPTAIN’S BAY Published by anguillian on March 22, 2013 [Tiger shark being pulled to shore at Island Harbour bay (picture caption)] It does not happen very often but when it does, it creates … [Read more]