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Biodiversity for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean through Ecosystem Based Management
Continue to support Governments in meeting the objectives of the Cartagena Convention and its SPAW Protocol, as well as their international commitments such as the Caribbean Challenge under CBD’s Aichi Targets to protect ...
Pelagic Sargasssum Influx in the Wider Caribbean
Massive quantities of pelagic sargassum occurred throughout the Caribbean in 2011, impacting aquatic resources, fisheries, shorelines, waterways, and tourism. Similar events have occurred since then, with a particularly ...
Understanding the spread of Sargassum in the Caribbean
Sargassum is brown algae which originate in the Sargasso Sea of the Western Atlantic Ocean. It grows up to several meters and can float in the open ocean.
Plastics and Microplastics - Factsheet July 2015
Plastics have become a valuable commodity and an important part of everyday life, more so that global plastic production has increased from 5 million tons in the 1950’s to over 250 million tons in 2006 .But the high ...