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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Strengthening Caribbean Conservation

Leaders in the fields of conservation and sustainable development are meeting in Trinidad this week to find ways to strengthen collaboration between the Caribbean island nations and IUCN. …  

05 May 2009 | News story

Montserrat’s threatened “mountain chicken” frog

Rescue plan in place for threatened Montserrat frog

An ambitious rescue operation has been put in place by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Durrell) , the Ministry of the Environment in Montserrat and the Zoological Society of London, UK to prevent the decimation of Montserrat’s threatened “mountain chicken” frog from chytrid fungus. …  

05 May 2009 | News story

Cuban Crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)

Cuba - The Crown Jewel of the Caribbean - But for how much longer?

Earlier this week the Brookings Institution brought together a panel of marine experts to outline a new path for the United States and Cuba to work together on environmental issues to protect diverse marine resources in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

Green Expo 2009

Green Expo 2009

Jamaica’s Green Expo 2009 kicks off on June 5th – World Environment Day. The weekend-long exposition, held biennially during National Environmental Awareness Week, is organised by the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust and attracts families, school groups and businesses. This year’s main theme is climate change, alternative energy and energy conservation. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

Green Turtle

Turtle troubles

Marine turtles in the Caribbean and off the shores of Latin America are under threat. Carlos Drews, from the WWF Regional Marine Programme, explains how fishing hooks and climate change spell double trouble. He explains why marine turtles are a flagship species for WWF and how the world can save them with simple methods such as using different fishing hooks and planting trees on nesting beaches to cool the temperature by two degrees. Click here to listen. 

14 Nov 2008 | Audio

Divers admire groupers and sharks in a Caribbean Marine Protected Area

IUCN makes new commitment to the Caribbean

The World Conservation Congress held from 5 to 14 October in Barcelona, marked an important landmark for the Caribbean, with the launch by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) of a new Initiative for the region.   …  

16 Oct 2008 | News story

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