Engage, Environment, Science, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
By Erline Andrews ● Issue 160 (November/December 2019)
For the sake of a lizard | Green
The gem-like colours of the tiny Union Island gecko — a lizard found only on one small island in the Grenadines — are why it’s so highly coveted by the exotic pet trade. As Erline Andrews reports, hopes for the endangered gecko’s survival depend on new conservation efforts, and a push for eco-tourism
Engage, Environment, Food and Cuisine
By Erline Andrews ● Issue 157 (May/June 2019)
The parrotfish dilemma | Green
Among the most colourful marine species, parrotfish play a key role in keeping reefs and beaches healthy. They are also delicious, making fishing bans to protect them unpopular. Without these protections, learns Erline Andrews, they may be overfished into extinction
By Erline Andrews ● Issue 153 (September/October 2018)
Jaws of life | Green
Pop culture has given sharks an undeservedly scary reputation. What’s truly frightening, reports Erline Andrews, is a sea without sharks, vital for a healthy marine ecosystem. And after decades of neglect, the countries of the Caribbean are finally waking up to the importance of shark conservation — for the environment, but also for their economies
Engage, Environment, Antigua and Barbuda
By Erline Andrews ● Issue 147 (September/October 2017)
Redonda rescue — saving its native species | Green
The dwarf geckos of Redonda, Sphaerodactylus sp, are among the rarest creatures on earth. About an inch long, on average, with translucent...
Engage, Environment, Travel, Lifestyle, Antigua and Barbuda
By Nazma Muller ● Issue 139 (May/June 2016)
Barbuda — precious blue
The people of Barbuda are culturally connected to the sea, depending on it for food, recreation, and their livelihoods. Coral reefs and...
By Nazma Muller ● Issue 135 (September/October 2015)
The garbage problem: the Caribbean tackles recycling
Although recycling technology has become so advanced that some companies can now take garbage as unpromising as old cigarette butts and...
Engage, Culture, Environment, Trinidad and Tobago
By Nazma Muller ● Issue 134 (July/August 2015)
Show me your blue flag
It’s the last thing you want to think about while enjoying a dip in the sea, but if terms like “stormwater runoff” and “combined...
Environment, Lifestyle, Belize
By Caribbean Beat ● Issue 50 (July/August 2001)
And my octopus is in my pocket
Diving Belize’s great barrier reef It was when I saw that palm tree go sailing through the air that I really began to question what I...