Category Archives: Caribbean

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]

Research Study: Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Zone Management in the US Virgin Islands

Over the past year we have been consulting with some of the students in the graduate School of Forestry of Yale University on some papers that were written as a product of their field visit to the United States Virgin … [Read more]

New Erosion and Reef Impact Study in Coral Bay Watershed, St. John, USVI

[Below is an excerpt from Dr. Carlos Ramos’s faculty blog at the University of Texas <> about the kick-off for this new project. Carlos is IRF’s Program Coordinator for the Effects of Land Use on Soil Erosion and Marine Habitats.] In … [Read more]

Patricia Turpin Selected for 2013 Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award

On June 19th, 2013, Judith Ann Towle, founding vice president of Island Resources Foundation and chair of the selection committee for the Euan McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award, announced that Ms. Patricia J. Turpin, president of Environment Tobago, would be 2013’s beneficiary 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]

Virgin Islands is now part of a GPS Observational Network

Department of Disaster Management (DDM) – Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 12:05 PM The Virgin Islands is now part of a Continuously Operating Caribbean Global Positioning System Observational Network, which will aid in the monitoring, understanding and prediction of earthquakes, … [Read more]

Dr. Michael O’Neal, Senior Research Fellow , Publishes Book on BVI Social History

Dr. Michael O’Neal is Senior Research Fellow at Island Resources Foundation and former President of H. Lavity Stoutt Community College at in the British Virgin Islands. Dr. O’Neal’s monograph on Virgin Islands social history, entitled Slavery, Smallholding and Tourism: Social Transformations … [Read more]

Videos and Blogs on KEW GARDEN Projects in the British Virgin Islands

We just uncovered links to the Kew Gardens web and blog sites that provide a lot of new (to us anyway!!) information about the Anegada characterization and census and technical skill training for conservation work in the BVI. [Read more]