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Media Release – Ministry of Health Confirms Local Cases of Influenza A/H1N1

Port of Spain, October 2, 2013: The Ministry of Health has received information from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) laboratory of six (6) confirmed local cases of Influenza A/H1N1. In light of these new confirmations, locally, along with increased influenza activity in the Caribbean region at this time, the Ministry wishes to assure the […]

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Guide to Meeting and Conferences

2013 Guide to Conferences, Workshops, Events and Training Opportunities in Island and Coastal Conservation

This Guide is the result of requests from individuals with diverse interests in conservation, living resources management, especially coastal areas and for updates on annual events in conservation, climate change, tourism, and professional capacity strengthening. It includes therefore a wide range of subjects. It is organized into sections covering International Special Days, Decades, events of […]

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Lionfish decreasing

Lionfish decreasing

Lionfish decreasing Story published by the Jamaican Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/environment/Lionfish-decreasing_13653509 NEARLY four years after starting a campaign to control the  lionfish population in Jamaican waters, local marine biologists are reporting a  reduction in the numbers of the invasive and venomous species. The species is believed to have entered Caribbean waters from a  protected environment in the […]

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Vote on the 99+1 Species of the Worst Invasive Alien Species!

The list “100 of the worst invasive species worldwide”, developed by ISSG has indeed been very successful in communicating the impact of invasive species. Recently, this list was reduced to 99 due to the successful eradication of the Rinderpest Virus from the wild. The opportunity was undertaken to launch a campaign to select the NEW […]

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Lionfish Numbers Trending Down

Dayne Buddo, Marine Biologist from the UWI Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and Field Station, last week disclosed findings that signify a downward trend in the lion fish population along the north coast.  “This trend has been observed over the last 12-15 months, especially in areas where removal activity is regular,” said Dr. Buddo.  He further […]

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