I am excited to share EPIC's annual report and the vital work you’ve helped make possible this past year. The breadth and scope of our programs continue to expand, furthering EPIC’s impact throughout the Caribbean Basin.
In the Greater Antilles, we’ve focused on the Black-capped Petrel, an endangered seabird. Our conservation work, centered in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, included an educational curriculum, sustainable farming initiatives, and even a petrel mascot and soccer team sponsorship. This year we also expanded research on the species to include field surveys in Jamaica.
In the Lesser Antilles our education program on Sint Maarten continues to thrive, reaching record numbers of participants, while also building on tourist industry eco-label awards. In the Grenadines, a training workshop for citizen scientists increased participation in the Grenadines Volunteer Patrol.
We are thrilled to have these conservation advocates out in the field, keeping a watchful eye on seabird colonies and submitting data from their surveys.
We are pleased to report successful completion of the goals outlined in EPIC’s Strategic Plan five years ago. This year, the Board of Directors gathered at its annual retreat to review our accomplishments, discuss our vision for the future, and update the Strategic Plan for the next five years. It was an inspiring and energizing gathering for the organization. We are already working towards these goals and look forward to sharing our achievements with you in the coming years.
Thank you for your support of EPIC’s work. We couldn’t do it without you!
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