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Tour Guide Training: Birding and basic Elements of Tour Guiding
See also: Article on IWOKRAMA's Facebook page Guyana Chronicle: Iwokrama to conduct bird watching and basic tour guide training Guyana Chronicle: Iwokrama teaching East Coast residents all about eco-tourism and birding Outdoor training... A five days training course was held in October and November 2014 at IWOKRAMA for an audience of about 25 participants. This training focused on application of field bird watching techniques and identification as it applies to coastal birding with an emphas...

Environmental Awareness and Communications Training

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Environmental Awareness and Communications Training
From November 16 to 20, 2015, the CATS-Programme organized an Environmental Awareness and Communications Training in Saint Vincent. 20 participants from the Communications Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Industry, Forestry & Fisheries, and other institutions participated at the one week training sessions. The team of trainers – Candice Ramessar and Carolyn Walcott – facilitated the sessions on environmental education and communication practices. The training was c...

New maps from CATS

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New maps from CATS
GIZ-CATS offers two new maps for free download: The 1:50.000 map of Saint Lucia with geo-referenced CATS projects.The 1:2.500 map of Castries. CATS Saint Lucia Map CATS Castries Map Download 150dpi version [6MB]Download 75dpi version [5MB]Maps with higher resolution are available here.The maps were produces with ESRI ArcGIS 10.2. Data sources: SLING and CATS.

Training Workshop on Natural Pest Control

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Training Workshop on Natural Pest Control
Thaddeus Constantin, Agronomist at the Ministry of Agriculture On September 15th 2015 a training workshop for female farmers had been organised in collaboration of the Belle Vue Farmers’ Cooperative and the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions Programme. The session focused on Natural Pest Control and showed farmers which pesticides they can “cook” with natural ingredients found in their immediate environment. Read more...
The CATS-Programme organised a water quality assessment in the Moliniere-Beausejour Watershed in Grenada and a training for MPA rangers and Environmental Health officers as well as an awareness workshop for farmers. The sessions and assessment was facilitated by Ermine Herman from CARPHA’s Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department based in Saint Lucia. In April 2015 Ermine Herman, Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department, CARPHA, undertook a water quality as...
On Friday, August 14th 2015, the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) Programme, operated by Caribbean Public Health’s (CARPHA) Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department and GIZ, German Development Cooperation, handed over equipment to both the Belle Vue Farmers‘ Cooperative (BVFC) and the Soufriere Marine Management Authority (SMMA).The CATS-Programme is operating a Ridge-To-Reef-Approach in Saint Lucia – focusing on good agricultural practices in the hinterland o...

Eradication of Invasive Alien Plant Species

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The Pitons Management Area (PMA) Office was established in 2006 and functions as a project within the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology of the Government of Saint Lucia. It was a response to requirements of the PMA Management Plan of 2003 and has primary responsibility for matters pertaining to PMA management and conservation. Since March 2015, the PMA Office has benefited from a programme of support funded by the (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusa...
Representatives from four key organisations involved in management of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park met today with representative from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) – Eva Maria Naeher to initiate plans for the preparation of a management plan for the property which was recently inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Jamaican organisations which will lead the process are: the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust, National Environment and Planning Agency, F...
The new sculpture Example of sponge growth on original sculptures Grenada Underwater Sculpture Management, Inc. (GUSMI), in conjunction with Norwegian Artist Lene Kilde, are proud to announce a new addition to the worldrenowned Underwater Sculpture Park in Grenada. The underwater sculpture park at Moliniere Bay has attracted worldwide attention as the first of its kind. The original sculptures were created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor in 2007 as an environmental sustainabi...
Having recognized the importance and sensitivity of the Placencia Peninsula, the Government of Belize (GOB) agreed to a project to implement a wastewater (sewerage) system for the area. Due to the rapid development and population growth being experienced on the Peninsula, the potential for ground water contamination and pollution of the waters of the lagoon and the Caribbean Sea were predicted to intensify. The Government therefore commissioned two consultancies, a feasibility study and a det...
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