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Cari-Bois News

Cari-Bois News, an initiative of The Cropper Foundation and its partners, is a Trinidad and Tobago-based environmental news network that brings together citizen journalists from civil society, academia and science to tell their own stories around the environmental issues affecting the Caribbean region.

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Latest posts by Cari-Bois News

What's threatening Tobago's mangroves?

Large deposits of sargassum have been piling up within confined spaces, rotting, emitting noxious gasses, and destabilising the ecosystem.

In honour of World Turtle Day, meet the five species that frequent Trinidad and Tobago

Despite protection efforts, the species continues to face numerous threats, including continued attempts at harvesting, bycatch, habitat loss, climate change and plastic pollution.

Could the sargassum plaguing Tobago's beaches be an opportunity?

As sargassum continues to be a seasonal crisis for many tourism-dependent Caribbean islands, people have been wondering about the possibilities of putting the seaweed to good use.

The ‘tree of life’ that's under threat in Trinidad

Naturally occurring moriche palm populations exist in only six locations in Trinidad, but are under threat, predominantly because of unregulated human impact.

Trinidad & Tobago minister declares ‘safest time for sea turtles’ despite spike in poaching

Leatherback turtle nesting season is well underway, but conservation groups are up in arms over COVID-19 restrictions, which currently block them from doing nightly beach patrols to protect the turtles.

Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh, the man at the heart of Trinidad & Tobago's Highway Re-Route Movement

Despite the HRM's legal victory, Kublalsingh says "it would have been a better outcome" if the government had been made to abide by the findings of the independently commissioned report.

Community in Trinidad says ‘No’ to quarry operator targeting area's last untouched watershed

Tired of dealing with the effects of quarrying in the area, including river water "unfit for human use," residents are trying their best to prevent further extraction and environmental degradation.

Northeast Tobago named a UNESCO ‘Man and the Biosphere Reserve’

Thanks to the unique biodiversity of Tobago's Main Ridge, the island's North East area has been officially designated a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Reserve.

Environmental risk posed by Venezuelan oil tanker highlights importance of transparency and public participation

"The power that activist groups and citizens have in the palm of their hands, through social media and other digital platforms, is immense and far-reaching."

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