Category Archives: Science

How to Increase the Integration of Cuban Science and Technology with the Global Community

[In my experience both working with Cuba in UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook program, and during birding trips to the island, I’ve been greatly impressed by the depth of Cuban expertise in many science and technology fields. There is a major … Continue reading

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Citizen Science: Tools for the Masses in the Digital Age

From the Washington Post — <https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/how-to-find-a-flying-squirrel-citizen-scientists-are-enlisted-to-help-scientists/2016/03/21/6c32ffd2-cb63-11e5-ae11-57b6aeab993f_story.html&gt; “Citizen Science” tools are the kind of projects that the new NatureTech.Solutions grant program will be looking to reward — stay tuned for details. . . . Health & Science How to find a … Continue reading

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Guana Island Research Film Documents “French Grunt” Behaviors in the BVI

Fascinating link from Lianna Jarecki, the coordinator of the well-respected science programs at Guana Island, in the British Virgin Islands. Maybe it’s just the geek in me, but I really think these projects that convey how science is done are … Continue reading

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Climate change causing biggest coral destruction in the Caribbean

Source: Climate change causing biggest coral destruction in the Caribbean

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Conservation Magazine: Science-based Biodiversity Conservation for the Continental USA

The kind of approach to conservation planning that needs to be extended to lots of areas, including multi-island/transnational planning for island areas. From the April edition of Conservation Magazine —  conservationmagazine.org http://conservationmagazine.org/2015/04/the-us-could-save-its-unique-wildlife-by-protecting-9-areas/ The US Could Save its Unique Wildlife by … Continue reading

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University of Washington Helps NOAA Examine Potential for Citizen Science During Oil Spills

New post on NOAA’s Response and Restoration Blog University of Washington Helps NOAA Examine Potential for Citizen Science During Oil Spills by Office of Response and Restoration One area where volunteers could contribute to NOAA’s scientific efforts related to oil … Continue reading

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FAO Takes Action to Assist Small Islands

Linked to a tweet from FAOSIDS: #UNFAO Council: Use of FAO Technical Cooperation Programme 2 help #smallislands adapt to #climatechange bit.ly/1xVcMP6 @FAO4Members It looks as though much of the programme activity listed below actually took place a year or two … Continue reading

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