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The WOW factor and the Negril Great Morass

  • Date: 2 February 2021
  • Language: English
  • Project Countries: Jamaica

Jamaica’s National sub-Project under IWEco focuses upon the Negril Great Morass, the second largest wetland in Jamaica and one of the largest natural coastal wetland ecosystems in the Caribbean. It supports internationally significant species, many of which are found nowhere else. This article looks at World Wetlands Day 2021 activities to educate about the Morass, beginning with teachers from local schools, and called "Why Our Wetlands" (WOW).


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World Wetlands Day 2021: Protecting our Wetlands so that they can continue to protect us

February 2nd marked the annual celebration of World Wetlands Day. First observed in 1997, World Wetlands Day is intended to increase awareness on the importance of wetlands and promote their conservation. Several IWEco National sub-Projects include wetlands.  Here IWEco's regional execution partner, CARPHA,  reflects on the importance of Wetlands for Water, following the theme in 2021.


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IWEco, Water and Climate Change - Rehabilitating quarry land in North East Trinidad

In celebration of World Water Day 2020, which focuses on Water and Climate Change, the IWEco Project highlights the work of its Trinidad and Tobago National sub-Project which is being executed by the Environmental Management Authority and partners, UNDP Small Grants Programme, the Trust for Sustainable Livelihoods and IAMovement.

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IWEco builds capacity in Environmental Monitoring, Community Engagement and Citizen Science at Regional Training in Barbados, 5 - 7 November 2019

  • Date: 5 - 7 November 2019
  • Language: English
  • Project Countries: Barbados

The IWEco Project's Regional Training Workshop in Capacity Building at the National Project Level in the areas of Environmental Monitoring, Citizen Science and Stakeholder Engagement  was attended by all Project countries.  It took place in Christ Church, Barbados from 5th – 7th November 2019 and was, by all accounts, an eye-opening experience.

The Workshop aimed to improve capacity amongst IWEco participating countries in the areas of: Environmental Monitoring, Community Engagement, and Citizen Science using a multifaceted training approach.


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Strategic Collaboration in Training in Ecosystem Services Assessment and Valuation (ESAV) and Carbon Sequestration

The Caribbean Public Health Agency-Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department (CARPHA-EHSD), in a strategic collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), hosted a three-day training workshop in Ecosystem Services Assessment and Valuation and Carbon Sequestration from May 20-22, 2019 in Saint Lucia.

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  • UNDP
  • UN Environment
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