The school yard rang with laughter and shouts as blue and white uniform-clad school children rushed out of their classrooms to attend morning assembly. As the entire school of almost 300 children at Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School gathered, there was considerable excitement. That day, Headmistress Mrs. Beatrice Chan announced, the school was welcoming some very special … [Read more...] about Caribbean Climate Smart Islands Program begins to shine in Belize
To commemorate International Mangrove Day (July 26th) let’s take a moment to think about why these wonderful tropical ecosystems are unique and worthy of our protection. Mangroves are formed by trees that are highly tolerant to salt and that grow in an amphibian environment, with aquatic and terrestrial characteristics. Here are five of their superpowers. 1. Reducing … [Read more...] about 5 Superpowers Mangroves Have
If I were to say to you “Carnival” “Trinidad and Tobago” “Buccoo Reef” in quick succession...you would follow me -- because this makes sense, right? But what if I throw in “climate change adaptation”?! Now you may be lost. It is ok; I’ll explain. With the increasing challenges that climate change is creating for our planet and the greenhouse gas emissions profiles for most … [Read more...] about The carnival of climate change adaptation
Everybody would agree that coral reefs are beautiful, that they attract tourists that want to snorkel and dive to sneak a peek at an unknown world of colors and fishes. But reality is that many people don’t know the real value of these beautiful ecosystems that in fact, provide a priceless number of services to us humans. The Caribbean region is home to the world’s second … [Read more...] about Pirates of the Caribbean: the treasure is in the coral reefs!