Category Archives: Caribbean

Hurricanes, Recovery, And Resiliency In The US Caribbean’s National Parks

[This article from Apple News presents some good insights into the enormous scale of the ecological impacts of major hurricanes — in this case, Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September and October of 2017. ] Hurricanes, Recovery, And Resiliency In … [Read more]

A Caribbean Environmental Treaty with Teeth

from the regional news aggregator CaribbeanNewsNow: [See Pottersweal.com for an acerbic, if marginally coherent, comment on this important initiative.] Latin America and Caribbean urgently need strong, legally binding treaty on environmental rights, say UN experts November 28, 2017 Special Rapporteur … [Read more]

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]