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Quarry Rehabilitation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Trinidad and Tobago - Caring for the Caribbean Future

On the International Day of Forests, 21st March 2022, we focus on the work of the Trinidad and Tobago National Project.  Listen to our 30-minute podcast, the second episode of ‘Caring for the Caribbean future’ recorded in November 2021, which highlights the mobilization of the Quarry Rehabilitation Champions and teaching them key skills to support their communities afterward.

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Wetlands Action for People and Nature - A small community in Nevis leads the way

Wetland restoration efforts in St. Kitts and Nevis under the IWEco project have focused on the wetland at Nelson’s Spring on the island of Nevis.  This restoration work is an example of how, from the grassroots level, a community and a local NGO can work together to bring a wetland back to its former glory.

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Caring For Our Future! - IWEco Project partners meet to review progress at the 5-year mark

The Global Environment Facility-funded UN Environment Programme-implemented Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (GEF UNEP IWEco) Project will meet virtually on 23rd and 24th September 2021, for the Project’s 5th Regional Project Steering Committee Meeting (RPSCM 5).

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Cultivating vanilla to support the forest and sustainable livelihoods

  • Date: August 2021
  • Language: English
  • Project Countries: Saint Lucia

The IWEco Saint Lucia National Project is using an innovative approach to forest conservation and sustainable land management by training farmers to cultivate vanilla, an increasingly precious commodity, in the south of the island.  The vanilla training sessions which began in April 2021, aim to build knowledge of best practices for vanilla cultivation as well as to restore and uphold traditional knowledge.  The project is revitalizing vanilla cultivation on the island, ensuring that traditional knowledge of the management of the crop is not lost, creating sustainable livelihoods, and enhancing the economic viability of the island’s agriculture sector. Most importantly, this agro-forestry activity is contributing significantly to conservation efforts and sustainable land management by giving farmers a financial reason not to destroy the forest.

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Conservation in Action - The West Indian Whistling Duck - A bird unlike any other

  • Date: June 2021
  • Language: English
  • Project Countries: Jamaica

This article, written by the IWEco Jamaica National sub-Project Management unit at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), describes conservation activities being undertaken by the project to protect the West Indian Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arborea).  

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