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Sea Turtle Slaughtered in Vieux Fort

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The Saint Lucia National Trust is working together with the Department of Fisheries, the Marine Police Unit and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force in response to the slaughter of a nesting hawksbill sea turtle. The incident occurred early Tuesday morning and comes during the closed…

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January to March 2016 Newsletter

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For the past two years there was no sighting of the Saint Lucia Racer. After many searches not a single individual was found. The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Forests and Lands Resources Department (Forestry Department) and Fauna & Flora International contin-ued their…

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World Environment Day 2016

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Due to General Elections on June 6th we have rescheduled “Propose for a Cause” to Sunday, June 19th. The event will be held at Independence Square, Vieux Fort. Will you make a pledge?

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Representatives of the Public Final Report

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The Third Meeting of Negotiating Committee held from April 5-8, 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay is an important step towards achieving a Regional Agreement on Access Rights to Information, Participation and Justice Regarding Environmental Matters. The following link provides a thorough…

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Discover Dauphin Tour

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Thanks to all who came to our Discover Dauphin expedition on May 1, 2016. Here are a few images of the petroglyph and other interesting highlights of the tour. See you at our next activity!

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National Museum: Charting the way forward

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A Round Table consultation scheduled for 21 – 22 April 2016 at the Folk Research Centre will kick-start planning for a national museum. In November 2015, the Government of Saint Lucia vested the property known as the Married Women’s Quarters, at Vigie in the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) for the purposes of establishing…

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Community Groups and Scientists Piloting Mangrove Nurseries to Restore Wetlands

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Next week, officers from the Departments of Forestry and Fisheries, staff of the Saint Lucia National Trust, and community members from Vieux Fort and Praslin will join regional experts to establish mangrove nurseries that will help replenish the island’s critically threatened wetlands.

The project is an initiative…

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World Heritage Day 2016

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April 15, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Celebrating World Heritage Day with our Youth

The Saint Lucia National Trust…

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Insights: Negotiations on Environmental Matters

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The 3rd Negotiating Committee Meeting of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice Regarding Environmental Matters took place in Montevideo, Uruguay from April 5-8. 2016. Members of the public played an integral role in the negotiations which are critical to transforming how…

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Advancing Environmental Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

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In less than 24 hours negotiators from 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will gather in Montevideo, Uruguay for the 3rd Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in the LAC Region. This process seeks…

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Updating Resource Use Location & Patterns in PSEPA

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A one day consultation aimed at determining where and how the resources within the Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) are being utilized was held on Friday March 18, 2016 at the Department of Fisheries Conference Room in Vieux Fort. The consultation brought together various stakeholders from both the…

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Spreading the Conservation Message

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The Vieux Fort Town Square buzzed with excitement as hundreds of people gathered for “Sé Maria Nou Ka Alé” a popular theatre production by the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) in collaboration with Coaks Production. The objective of the production on Sunday, March 13, 2016 was to sensitize the public of the rare…

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Saint Lucia’s Seamoss Farmers Raise the Bar

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The official certification ceremony of seamoss farmers was held 19th February 2016 at the Vieux Fort Square on Clarke Street in Vieux Fort. This certification of the seamoss farmers was another important milestone under the CARIBSAVE Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership Initiative (C-FISH) sponsored project…

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Seamoss Farmers to be certified in Sustainable Seamoss Production

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The training and certification of seamoss farmers is a component of a larger project aimed at strengthening community-based marine protected areas management (marine reserves or no-take-zones) by providing resources, training and alternative livelihood opportunities in 5 countries across the Caribbean. This project comes…

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Our Endemic Fer-de-Lance

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In January 2015, the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) and the Forestry and Land Resources Department (FLRD) received funding from the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) to implement a project entitled “Conservation and Management of the Endemic Fer-de- Lance (Bothrops caribbaeus) on the small…

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