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Plants of Conservation Concern of the United States Virgin Islands

Posted on July 30, 2016

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

Posted on July 6, 2016

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”. “An Introduction … [Read more]

Sunsetting Island Resources Foundation

Posted on June 18, 2016

As our members and well-wishers have already been informed, at the end of June, after 45 years of operation, Island Resources Foundation ceased operations. The two documents below represent our farewell letter, and Judith Towle’s narrative history of the Foundation … [Read more]

Overfishing + Nutrients + Climate Change = Sick Reefs

Posted on June 9, 2016

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]

Author Diana McCaulay of Jamaica (2005 McFarlane Award Winner) to Speak in London

Posted on May 20, 2016

Diana McCaulay was also the 2005 recipient of the Euan McFarlane Award for Environmental Leadership in the Insular Caribbean, awarded by Island Resources Foundation on behalf of Laurance S. Rockefeller, who endowed the annual McFarlane Award in 1986.  From: Papillote Press … [Read more]

Recent (and Last) Products of Island Resources Foundation

Posted on April 15, 2016

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]

UPDATE: Excellent Interview with Felix Dodds on Issues for Rio Plus 20 Conference

Posted on March 22, 2016

In an interview with the Society for International Development (SID), the never-reticent Felix Dodds provides a clear and succinct statement of the global environmental issues that need to be faced by the international community preparing to atten… [Read more]

Final Report on the Status of BVI Island Environmental Profiles

Posted on March 21, 2016

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

Posted on February 25, 2016

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

Posted on December 15, 2015

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]