‘The fish can done’: a marine sanctuary project in Jamaica’s Bluefields Bay

Marker buoys for new marine sanctuary at Bluefields Bay in JamaicaI was in Jamaica last week for a tourism conference and spent a fascinating day down on the south west coast, learning about a marine sanctuary project at Bluefields Bay.

More destructive fishing methods and growing unemployment have led to greater and greater pressure upon Jamaica’s fish stocks, and it is now the most over-fished country in the entire Caribbean. In 2009, the Jamaican government agreed to create nine marine sanctuaries around… Continue reading | 5 Comments

Saving the wild tiger: a Born Free Foundation conference

Jackie Chan's Wild Aid advert to save the tigerHere’s a rather delayed report from the tiger conference I attended at the Royal Geographical Society in December….

Experts from the Born Free Foundation and other bodies met in London following the International Tiger Forum in St Petersburg in November. It was interesting to hear their take on the outcome of the international forum, and how we must now proceed if we’re to stand a chance of saving the 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild.

Debbie Banks… Continue reading