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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Large deposits of sargassum have been piling up within confined spaces, rotting, emitting noxious gasses, and destabilising the ecosystem.
Despite protection efforts, the species continues to face numerous threats, including continued attempts at harvesting, bycatch, habitat loss, climate change and plastic pollution.
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.
Naturally occurring moriche palm populations exist in only six locations in Trinidad, but are under threat, predominantly because of unregulated human impact.
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.
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.
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.
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."