Artist Highlight – Jasmin Warner
Jasmin Warner

Have you had a chance to check out Biodiversity Barbados’ Virtual Art Exhibition?

The Ministry of Environment is delighted to once again be working with artists in Barbados to highlight biodiversity and the environment on International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).  IDB was celebrated on Sunday May 22nd under the theme is ‘Building a Shared Future for All Life’ with the Ministry’s second annual Virtual Art Exhibition.  This year’s Art Exhibit features 30 pieces from different local artists, highlighting the theme of ‘Nature’, and throughout the months of May and June, Biodiversity Barbados will be highlighting the contributing artists and their art.

Today we highlight this photograph by Jasmin Warner of a gentle waterfall feeding a freshwater stream. Today is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, observed yearly since it was declared by the United Nations in 1997. Barbados is classified as “water-scarce” by the United Nations Commission on Water because per capita water demands actually exceed naturally available water. With climate change and land degradation driving the frequency and duration of extreme weather events like drought, water management is of utmost importance to the island.

Tune in again tomorrow for our next highlighted artist and art combo.

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