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Hawksbill turtlesThe Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Florida with offices and projects in several other locations. CCC is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world! Since its founding in 1959, Caribbean Conservation Corporation’s work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles. CCC is a world-renowned leader in sea turtle research and conservation; we thank you for joining us in our efforts! Read more

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The Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) is facilitated by the Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU) located in Kingston, Jamaica. Created in 1986, CAR/RCU serves as Secretariat to CEP. The objectives of the Secretariat are to:

  • Provide assistance to all countries of the region
  • Strengthen national and subregional institutions
  • Co-ordinate international assistance
  • Stimulate technical co-operation among countries

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CREP is a programme designed to strengthen Regional cooperation and build greater awareness of environmental issues in The Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM)* - Haiti and the Dominican Republic are covered under a separate programme.

At specific sites, CREP will demonstrate that the Region’s natural resources and biodiversity can be better protected and managed to bring greater social, economic, environmental, aesthetic and other benefits to this and succeeding generations.

CREP commenced in January 2001. It is constituted as a four year programme but recognised as a dynamic process whose mission and activities are to be sustained by Regional and national environmental stakeholders.

CREP has four areas of focus... read more:

Tropical Marine Ecology Group

Caribbean diving photographs compliments of Dr Karen Cheney, click to enter siteResearch in the Tropical Marine Ecology Group ranges broadly from pure behavioural ecology to applied ecology and conservation problems. Most of our work focuses on organisms living in or issues pertaining to tropical coastal ecosystems, particularly coral reefs in the Caribbean. Although we mainly do empirical, field-based research, we often combine this with theory development, within the group or through collaborations

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Photograph compliments of Dr Karen CheneyBellairs Research Institute is Canada's only teaching and research facility in the tropics. Located in Barbados (13°10' N, 59°35' W), it plays host to students and scientists from around the world for field courses, workshops and research projects involving both marine and terrestrial environments. Close association is also maintained with several scientists based at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies. Read more


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The Barbados Coastal Zone Management's vision for the coastline of Barbados

Barbados west coast baachA coast to be proud of which is valued, appreciated and safeguarded as a place to live, work and relax; a place where development and use of resources will be sustainable, and where the natural environment is protected and enhanced to keep its essential and unique place in the Barbadian heritage.

Let's all play our part to protect our coastal and marine environment.

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Barbados Sea Turtle Project of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus Barbados in collaboration with the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture Activities to conserve endangered sea turtle populations in Barbados have been conducted by the Barbados Sea Turtle Project (BSTP) since 1987. The BSTP is a project of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus, Barbados) working in collaboration with the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Government of Barbados. The overall goal of the WIDECAST (Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network) affiliated project is to bring about the recovery of depleted populations of sea turtles in Barbados.

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Sperm whale, rare albino form, Azores Islands, Atlantic Ocean.© Minakuchi/Innerspace Visions The International Whaling Commission (IWC) agreed to a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1982 because of its continuing failure to manage whales without their populations declining. Yet as early as 1937, when the first whale sanctuary was introduced, whales were already heavily over-exploited. The history of commercial whaling demonstrates that whales have never been hunted sustainably.

Compliments of GreenpeaceNot only are whales slow to reproduce and impossible to count accurately; whales also face a myriad of threats from other sources: pollution, climate change, ozone depletion and a range of other human activities. For these reasons Greenpeace believes there should be a permanent ban on all commercial whaling.

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