Field Work And Training Completed For The Sint Maarten Terrestrial Biodiversity Assessment

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As part of the Coastal Resilience and Needs Assessments project (CORENA), over 300 species were observed during a 12 day biodiversity assessment in St. Maarten with the objective to provide information to guide sustainable habitat management and responsible future development.

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.

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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