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The Effects Of The La Soufriere Volcano Ashfall On The Leaf-Toed Gecko
Volcanic ash on the eye of a Barbados leaf-toed gecko
Image Credit: Connor Blades, FFI
CITES & Barbados Explained
Red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria)

What is CITES?  The acronym stands for The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Procedure For Research Request

We are pleased to advise that applications for permission to undertake research on biological diversity in Barbados are to be sent to the Ministry of Environment and national Beautification, where they will be reviewed by the Working Group on Biodiversity.  

Turtle Nesting & Invasions At Bath Beach
Bath Beach

“Barbados hosts the largest nesting population of Critically Endangered hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the insular Caribbean (Beggs et al 2007). Most hawksbills nest along the west and south coasts of Barbados, with one major nesting beach (1.12km) on a reef-protected section of the east coast, at Bath. 

The Barbados Endemic Leaf-Toed Gecko “Phyllodactylus Pulcher”

Definition of an Endemic Species

Endemic species are plant and animal species that are found in a particular geographical region and nowhere else in the world. Some species are endemic to a continent while the others can be endemic to an island. In our case, did you know we have an Endemic species of Gecko scientifically called “Phyllodactylus Pulcher” or “The Barbados Leaf-Toed Gecko?