Photo: J. Coffey
Fishermen, conservationists, and tour operators from throughout the trans-boundary Grenadines gathered to learn how to identify seabirds, collect nesting data on remote islands, and act as advocates for wildlife conservation. Nineteen participants took part in a two-day workshop on Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which was organized by the non-profit organization Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC).
Participants had one day of classroom instruction from experts in their field during which they voluntarily signed a pledge establishing their commitment to the program. The following day they took part in a guided field trip to nearby seabird colonies to test out their new skills and binoculars. Afterwards, they practiced entering their data and learned about the procedure for being reimbursed for expenses incurred while conducting seabird surveys.
|Environmental Protection in the Caribbean||