Category Archives: Biodiversity

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, 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]

Huffington Post on Lemurs: speech by Russell Mittermeier, pres. Conservation International

Madagascar is one of the world’s most heavily impacted countries in terms of recent habitat destruction, and its globally unique species are sending us an urgent warning. Nearly 90 percent of its natural vegetation has already been lost, and erosion on the island is severe. [Read more]

International trade drives biodiversity threats in developing nations

from Nature:Letters (which suggests the article is not fully peer-reviewed), information about a very important study that illustrates the direct links between globalization and threats to biodiversity and important habitats. [Read more]

Stanford U. Documents Land-Sea Ecosystem Linkages

An interesting study that provides rigorous proof of a truism for those of us who live in and study small islands: land and sea systems are closely linked. [Read more]

When Is an Island Not An Island?

Basic geographical definition is extremely important in international disputes, especially when it comes to maritime claims, writes Martin Lewis. [Read more]

Sale on Hard Copy Country Environmental Profiles

Reviewing our publications the other day, we decided we have several extra copies of the Foundation’s series of Country Environmental Profiles, for Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Montserrat, and Anguilla (not pictured), plus the regional summary. [Read more]