Category Archives: Caribbean

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]

“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]

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]

Recent (and Last) Products of Island Resources Foundation

This Blog Post provides a list of links to the downloadable (.PDF) versions of recent reports published by Island Resource Foundation: Environmental Profile of the Island of Anegada, British Virgin Islands Anegada Environmental Profile, Addenda I, II, III Environmental Profile … [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]

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]

IRF Projects from 1971 to 2014

The long table below displays the 230 projects, worth a total of over $9.1 million in external funding, that Island Resources Foundation has executed since its founding in the early 1970s (incorporated in 1970, operational in 1972, and sunsetted in … [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]

Notice of the Loss of Christopher Howell, Caribbean Environmental Analyst

As Judith Towle began to muster information and experts to write the Tortola Environmental Profile in the British Virgin Islands this past January, we realized that we were missing input from long-time Program Associate and an early (1975) intern for … [Read more]