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UN Ocean Conference "a dream come true" for Caribbean nations

Juan Miguel Diez, Director of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) for the Caribbean Area.  Photo: UN News/Dianne Penn.

A global conference on protecting oceans and marine resources is "a dream come true" for the Caribbean, according to the man who keeps the region informed about UN priorities. Juan Miguel Diez, Director…

5 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Caribbean taking action to protect ocean: sustainable tourism expert

Julio Orozco, Director of Sustainable Tourism for the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao.

The ocean is the "main player" in Caribbean tourism and this "fragile resource" must be protected. That's the opinion…

4 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Turtle advocate from Trinidad spurs sea change in her community

Suzan Lakhan Baptiste of Nature Seekers in Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao.

A woman who was once called crazy for protecting sea turtles from poachers has helped to make her community…

2 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Forest project in Trinidad & Tobago also protects marine life: FAO

Neila Bobb Prescott, Chief Technical Advisor for the GEF-Funded Project on Improving Forest and Protective Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago.  Photo:	UN News/Lulu Gao.

Civil society groups, government agencies and local people in Trinidad and Tobago are coming together to improve management of…

2 Jun 2017 / Listen /
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