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Community Groups and Scientists Piloting Mangrove Nurseries to Restore Wetlands

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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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Adopt a Reef Program

- Written by National Trust

Although they are mostly out of sight for those who spend most of their time on land, coral reefs play an essential role as they provide shelter and protection for many species of fish, which feed millions of people annually. Additionally, without coral the amount of carbon dioxide in the ocean would increase significantly…

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Newsletter October to December 2015

- Written by National Trust

On November 28, 2015 the Southern Chapter of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) undertook a tour to Maria Islands Nature Reserve. Fifty persons signed up for this educational tour, all eagerly ready to invade Maria Major. Ready and waiting, armed with binoculars, walking poles and cameras with long range lens, these…

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World’s Rarest Snake Sighted

- Written by National Trust

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 continued their…

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COP21 Outcome - SLNT celebrates with the rest of the world

- Written by National Trust

The Saint Lucia National Trust celebrates, with the rest of the world, the adoption of the Paris Agreement where 195 countries committed to bold actions to tackle the issues of climate change. Congratulations to the Alliance of Small Island Developing States, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network, the Organization…

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SLNT Stages Successful AGM

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One would think that the location or even the inclement weather the day before would have kept members away but this…

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WWViews Results Report Launched

- Written by National Trust

The conversation about climate change is not only taking place at the ongoing United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 21) in Paris but also in Saint Lucia. Six months ago the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) staged the World Wide Views (WWViews) on Climate and Energy Debate along with over 70 countries. This unique…

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