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Message from Martha Rojas Urrego for World Wetlands Day 2022


28 Jan 2022

As we begin a pivotal year for biodiversity and climate, the science could not be clearer. Wetlands are critical to delivering on our common global commitments relating to biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development.

The Special Edition of the Global Wetland Outlook recently launched by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands shows the unmatched opportunities wetlands can offer – when we take the right actions.

Regional Governments to Reaffirm Their Commitment to Protecting the Caribbean Sea

Article Contributed by UN Environment Programme

Meet the Artist: Tracy DeOlivere Greenidge
Tracy Greenidge

Acrylic on canvas
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
Introduction to the “Wild Birds Protection Act”
Yellow Grassland Finch or Grass Canary (Sicalis luteola)
Image Credit: Dr. John Webster
Meet the Artist – Cher-Antoinette
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)

Official Launch of Virtual Art Exhibition by Minister of Environment

Celebrating Biodiversity and the Environment with Art

Launch of Virtual Art Exhibition
Celebrating Biodiversity and the Environment with Art


An exciting Virtual Art Exhibition featuring the work of Oneka Small and many other local artists
Image – Oneka Small- The Pregnant Tree on My Morning Walk

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)