Environment

Saint Lucia joins the UN Environment Clean Seas Campaign

Press Release:- The Government of Saint Lucia is delighted to be part of the UN Environment’s Clean Seas Campaign which was launched in 2017. Several other Caribbean countries have also pledged their commitment and support to this worthy cause. This...

Caribbean Countries To Develop Climate Resilient Fisheries Industries

CARICOM Today:- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and CCRIF SPC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop climate-resilient fisheries and aquaculture industries in the region. The purpose of the MOU is to formalise collaboration around the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability...

Saint Lucia Supports Environmental Conservation, Justice

Press Release:- In seeking to guarantee the rights of present and future generations to healthy environments and to sustainable development, the Escazú Agreement—the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters—was developed. It aims to...

Massive Pregnant Snake Caught In Florida

BBC News:- A national park in Florida has captured a record 17ft (5.2m) python using an innovative approach to tackling the invasive species. The female snake, the largest ever to be removed from Big Cypress National Preserve, weighed 140lb (63.5kg) and...

Clean Up Campaign In Canaries

Press Release:- Climate change presents the single biggest threat to development. Its widespread, unprecedented impact is already affecting the most vulnerable countries and populations, in particular, the least developed countries and Small Island Developing States like Saint Lucia. In keeping with the...

Pregnant Whale Had 22 KG Of Plastic In Stomach

CNN:- The carcass of a pregnant sperm whale that washed up in Sardinia, Italy, last week had 22 kilograms (49 pounds) of plastic in its stomach, and was carrying a dead fetus, the country's environment minister and a marine...

WASCO To Observe World Water Day

Press Release:- The Water and Sewerage Company Incorporated WASCO joins the international community in the annual observance of World Water Day on March 22nd 2019. As part of our mandate, WASCO will lead the charge this year in stamping the message...

Prince Charles And Saint Lucia PM Highlight Climate Change During Royal Visit

Press Release:- Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet championed the issue of the effect of Climate Change on the region in his Address during the Royal Visit on Sunday. His Royal Highness, Prince of Wales spent the afternoon of March 17th...

Derelict Vehicle Removal In Micoud

Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority continued its derelict vehicle removal drive in the community of Micoud commencing March 07, 2019.  Work will however continue until the nineteen (19) derelict vehicles identified throughout the community are removed. The...

Dr. James Fletcher Featured In Exhibition of Global Changemakers

Press Release:-Dr James Fletcher is among the selected global leaders featured in a photography exhibition opening in London’s Noho Showrooms on 14 March, it has been announced. The exhibition, called ‘Changemakers: 35 visions of global leadership’, will feature 35 specially-commissioned...

NCA, National Trust Launch Environmental Clubs

Press Release:-  The National Conservation Authority (NCA), in partnership with the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), arranged a viewing of “Blue Planet: Our Ocean” to launch environmental clubs in in schools around the island. The initiative is part of a campaign...

700 Pound Alligator Found In Georgia

USA Today:-  A wildlife biologist in Georgia recently encountered a "massive" alligator weighing an estimated 700 pounds and measuring 13 feet and 4 inches in length, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Brent Howze found the animal on Feb. 18 in...

Mystery Over How Whale Ended Up In Amazon Jungle

Sky News:-  A whale carcass has been found in the Amazon jungle, sparking debate among scientists about how it got there. The humpback, measuring 8m (26ft) long and 6m (19ft) wide, was discovered around 15 metres (49ft) from the Atlantic Ocean...

Saint Lucia Works Toward Climate Resilience

Press Release:-  The Government of Saint Lucia continues to register success in its strides to combat climate change. The Department of Sustainable Development recently gathered industry participants for a conference on the best practices for climate change adaptation. The meeting forms...

SLSWMA Resumes Derelict Vehicle Removal Campaign

The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority (SLSWMA) last week resumed a campaign to remove derelict vehicles, hauling away nine abandoned cars from the City. The initiative is being supported by the police. SLSWMA intends to embark on the activity monthly...

Schoolchildren Protest Over Climate Change

BBC News:-  Schoolchildren across the UK have gone on strike as part of a global campaign calling for action over climate change. Students around the country walked out of school to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and...

Russian Islands Declare Emergency After Polar Bear ‘Invasion’

NBC News:-  A remote Russian archipelago declared a state of emergency on Saturday after an “invasion” of dozens of polar bears, that country’s state news agency said. A local official, Alexander Minayev, said that 52 polar bears were spotted between December...

Concern Over ‘Many’ Fer de Lance Sightings In Millet

The Forestry Department has expressed concern over reports of numerous sightings of the venomous fer de lance in residential areas of Millet. "We are getting a lot of those reports and that is a concern we have," Acting Chief Forestry...

Forestry Department Says More Snakes May Show Up In Populated Areas

Citing a rapid increase in the local population of boa constrictors, the Forestry Department has said that more of the creatures may show up in populated areas. On Wednesday, the department was summoned to remove a six foot long boa...

World Heading For Warmest Decade

BBC:-  The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850, says the Met Office. It's forecasting that temperatures for each of the next five years are likely to be...

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