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Regional Governments to Reaffirm Their Commitment to Protecting the Caribbean Sea

Article Contributed by UN Environment Programme

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Meet the Artist: Tracy DeOlivere Greenidge
Tracy Greenidge
Boardwalk

Acrylic on canvas
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Introduction to the “Wild Birds Protection Act”
Yellow Grassland Finch or Grass Canary (Sicalis luteola)
Image Credit: Dr. John Webster
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Meet the Artist – Cher-Antoinette
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Statement by Elizabeth Maruma Mmema for World Widlife Day

Contributed by the CBD Secretariat

Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mmema
Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
(Credit: UN Environment)
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Report: “Nature – Humanity at a Crossroads, UN Warns”

Contributed by the Convention on Biological Diversity

– UN ’s Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 report outlines eight major transitions needed to slow, then halt nature’s accelerating decline.

– Final report card on Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set in 2010: 6 of world’s 20 goals “partially achieved” by 2020 deadline.

– Towards a landmark new global post 2020 biodiversity framework: GBO 5 synthesizes scientific basis for urgent action.

– Bright spots include: extinctions prevented by conservation, more land and oceans protected, fish stocks bounce back in well managed fisheries.

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer September 16, 2020 “Ozone for Life: 35 Years of Ozone Layer Protection”

Contributed by the National Ozone Unit.

Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Adrian Forde. (FP)
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Minister’s Message for World Refrigeration Day 2020

A Message from The Honourable Trevor A. Prescod, J.P., M.P.

Minister

Ministry of Environment and National Beautification

WORLD REFRIGERATION DAY

June 26, 2020

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Unveiling the All-New “Biodiversity Barbados”

History

“Biodiversity Barbados” had its humble beginnings as the Sustainable Land Management site in 2013.  Developed as an output of the UNDP-GEF Sustainable Land Management Medium-sized Project (SLM-MSP), the website was originally designed solely to house information related to Barbados’ efforts to attenuate land degradation through reforestation projects, institutional strengthening and spatial planning.

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Best Practices in Green Monkey Deterrence: A Manual for Farmers in Barbados
Credit: Kevin Best (2020)

Background

The issue of the introduced green monkey in Barbados is a frequent topic of discussion nationally.  While the green monkey population must be controlled to ensure that Barbados has a thriving agricultural sector, the monkey is also an interesting component of Barbados’ rather depleted biodiversity and is a tourist attraction. The species is also listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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