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100,000 Gallons of Water Storage for Union Island

On April 14th 2013 the Union Island Environmental Attackers (UIEA) with its project partner Sustainable Grenadines Inc, which are both NGOs, distributed one hundred water storage tanks “Black Tanks” to residents of UnionIsland free of cost.  Each tank is capable of storing 1000 gallons of water each.   There are currently several problems that limit…

World Bank Visit to Union Island

World Bank team Visit Union Island on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 to meet with N.G.O’s to better shape activities here under the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project.   Click on Link to watch this Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSG4ORkyBnA&feature=plcp

Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival – Union Island

Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Celebration on Union Island   Click on link to watch Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-7A1C2FEig&feature=plcp    

Ecoliteracy ……..Sharing

Please click on the link and read article   http://www.ecoliteracy.org/books/ecoliterate-how-educators-are-cultivating-emotional-social-and-ecological-intelligence

Baby Hawksbill saved by honey mooners on Palm Island

Please click on this link to read article   BABY HAWKSBILL SAVED BY HONEY MOONERS ON PALM ISLAND

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Man O’ War on Your Shore?

By: Juliana Coffey On Thursday, November 17, several Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens) were observed near the main jetty in Mayreau, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in pursuit of some fisheries discards.  One particular individual bore a yellow tag on each wing with corresponding letter and number codes.  These codes detail its personal identity within a…

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From the Clouds to the Water

Residents of Union Island were mystified last Saturday morning after seeing what was believed to be a tornado in the Clifton Harbour. This weather phenomenon has the potential of causing a major disaster. One eyewitness Florine Adams reflected: “It had a circular motion, coming down from the clouds to the water and it faded within…

Olive Ridley SeaTurtle

Guyana – Another Olive Ridley rescued

Guyana – www.KaieteurNews.com - An Olive Ridley sea turtle was yesterday rescued by a speedboat operator in the vicinity of the Vreed-en-Hoop stelling at the mooring point for vessels. The turtle was found with a fish hook in its mouth and had a laceration on one of its fins that made swimming an arduous task. The…

A Giant Leatherback

Turtle Training – Trinidad

The Videos and Pictures of the Turtle Training in Trinidad are finally out !!! The Training was part of a GEF/UNDP Funded, SVG National Trust Project for the conservation of Leatherbacks in Union Island, SVG. The Group of 10 endured Seven days of tough training from Sun 3rd to Sat 9th April 2011. Classroom during…

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Union Island – Leatherback Project Launch

Part1 Part2 Part3   March 1st 2011 marked the launch of the the Capacity Building Project for the Conservation of Leatherback Turtles in Bloody Bay, Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Project was launched by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Trust and funded by the GEF/UNDP small grants programme.

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Union Island – Turtle Hike

Hiking the trail to Bloody Bay Beach on Union Island. The Union Island Environmental Attackers plays a big role in the conservation of Leatherback Turtles. Turtle watching is a new and growing activity attracting persons from all across the globe. Come and enjoy this hike during the night for an adventure in Turtle Watching.

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Union Island Turtle Watch on CNN News

More at the CNN Link : http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-565392?ref=email

Turtle Watch 2011

Supermoon Sand Dune – Turtle Watch 2011

Its the month of March and the Start of the Turtle Watch Season 2011 on Union Island. On Saturday 19th many members of the Union Island Environmental Attackers, a local community based organization in  St Vincent & The Grenadines, were out in force.  Most had already dawned their headlamps, shoes, pants and dark clothing—they had done this…

Connections across the planet

It is not long after you’ve been birdwatching that your mind starts to expand to far off continents, high-elevation weather systems, and genomic machinations. What contrivance of weather, bad luck, and instinctual migratory clockwork colluded to drop so many new visitors to the salt ponds and mangroves of Union Island? Today, we were startled to…

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Endemic species: a rare encounter on Union Island

The Union Island Environmental Attackers Bird Watching crew had a rare find today while hiking along the eco-trail above Chattam Bay, on the Western uninhabited portion of the Island. The humid forest with its craggy boulders is the only known location of a tiny, blue-spotted gecko, Gonatodes daudini, which is endemic to Union Island. The…

Survey reveals more birds on Union Island.

A few days in the field conducting bird surveys has added more species to the group’s birding list! Yesterday, two Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) showed up on the Ashton Salt Pond. Whimbrels are one of the more spectacular shorebirds, with an oversized-looking, down-curved bill and impressive gait. They are supposedly rare migrants on the Grenadines. Other…