Epic Welcomes New Program Manager Delroy de Lain

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Please welcome Mr. Delroy de Lain who has joined the foundation Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) Sint Maarten under contract as Program Manager, where he will coordinate a variety of research, education, and conservation projects.

Apply Now! Caribbean Youth Climate Activists for the Climate Justice Camp

Caribbean Climate Justice Camp

The free Climate Justice Camp: Caribbean Edition will bring together people from the region to take part in four days of workshops and events to build knowledge, strategies, capacity, community, and networks on Sint Maarten, March 28-31, 2024.

EPIC 2023 Annual Impact Report

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The end of the year is a time for reflection and we’re so proud to share with you the EPIC 2023 Annual Impact Report. Enjoy stories from four Caribbean locations, key achievements, and beautiful photos of the people and places that mean so much to all of us. We’re sending you a heartfelt thank you for a wonderful year.

First-Ever GPS Tracking of Red-footed Booby Seabirds, Grenadines

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While protecting seabird nesting islands is of utmost importance, and a goal of EPIC programs in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, we also need to understand where the birds find food and protect those areas.

A Community of Support for Slurpy Pumpout Boat

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Once again, EPIC will be offering a mobile sewage pumpout service for boats in Sint Maarten.

EPIC and Partners Receive $700K for Pollution Prevention in the Virgin Islands

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the U.S. Virgin Islands (VI) to receive nearly $700,000 in funding under EPA’s Environmental Justice in Communities program to assist restaurants, bars, food trucks and other food service companies to cut waste.

Anderson Jean Awarded Prestigious Bright Award

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EPIC colleague and valuable team member Anderson Jean was awarded the prestigious Stanford University Bright Award in a ceremony on the Stanford campus, California in June 2023.

Water Smart Schools USVI Celebrates First Year

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Drinking water is never taken for granted on a Caribbean Island, and in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) access to clean, affordable drinking water can be a struggle. That’s why EPIC is celebrating the Water Smart Schools USVI Program.

Top 10 Coolest Caribbean Creatures and Where You Can See Them

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Enjoy the first in our new e-guide series about the Caribbean region, EPIC’s “Top 10 Coolest Caribbean Creatures!” E-guides are a fun way to learn, appreciate, and share information about the region’s most interesting natural and cultural heritage. We hope it will inspire YOU to support and respect the unique Caribbean.

Dogs – Helping and Harming Petrels on Dominica

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A recent expedition to Dominica, as part of EPIC’s ongoing efforts to find new Black-capped Petrel nesting locations, was aided by a sniffer dog named Africa and her handler. Sniffer dogs can be trained to find all sorts of things, including burrow-nesting birds like petrels. Yet, two hundred years ago in Dominica, pet dogs used by colonists led to the disappearance of petrels who were hunted for food. Will dogs that once hurt the petrel population on Dominica be the helpers that discover their elusive nesting grounds so that they can be protected in the future?

Sint Maarten Pelican Team Makes a Difference

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The Caribbean Brown Pelican is the national bird of St. Maarten. There have been alarming reports of sick and dying birds, along with declining numbers in recent years. Concerned about the health of this important seabird, EPIC is researching the status of the island’s Pelicans and promoting their protection.

Expedition Begins! Seeking Black-capped Petrel Nests on Dominica

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An exciting expedition to Dominica, using a sniffer dog for the first time, to try to discover nesting Black-capped Petrels, which so far have only been found to nest on Hispaniola.

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