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Biodiversidad

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La biodiversidad de San Vicente San Vicente tiene una gran variedad de recursos biológicos. De acuerdo a la “Estrategia y Plan de Acción de la Biodiversidad Nacional – 2006, las siguientes especies se encuentran en el país: Mamíferos : 17 especies, incluyendo 12 especies de murciélagos; Pájaros : 190 especies, incluyendo 2 endémicas – El loro de Sa...
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Terraced gardens

Terraced gardens
One of our farmer friends, Pat, invited us to his farm so we could check out his terrace farming. It was interesting to see how all of the land available was being used to produce vegetables or some type of crops while also preventing soil erosion. Terracing is basically grading steep land, such as a hillside, into sections of levels. Terrace farmi...
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St. Vincent bans Styrofoam

St. Vincent bans Styrofoam
All Styrofoam products will be banned in St . Vincent from May 1st, 2017. The announcement was made by the Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves in an effort to lower the cost of environmentally positive substitutes for plastics, including Styrofoam , and reduce the effects that plastics have on our environment. Taxes on biodegradable packaging and fo...
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Tree of the Week: Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)

Tree of the Week: Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)
Mangrove Workshop at the Prospect Salt Pond Mangrove Conservation Park Last week my team had the great pleasure of attending a workshop on propagating and conserving mangrove ecosystems. A mangrove ecosystem is a group of several different species of trees that grow in coastal areas. They are particularly resilient and are able to thrive in conditi...
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Tree of the Week: Indian Almond aka Wild Almond

Tree of the Week: Indian Almond aka Wild Almond
Today my team and I spent the afternoon down at Richmond Beach. It is a wonderful place to relax in the sun, go for a dip, or even do some cliff diving. We were doing none of these things. Instead, we were harvesting Indian almond saplings for the tree nursery that we are currently developing. When someone pointed the almonds out to me, I was sligh...
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Tree of the Week: The Coconut (Cocos nucifera)

When one thinks of the Caribbean it is almost certain that the coconut will flitter into the imagination in one way or another. It could be easily argued that it is one of the most prominent symbols of island culture and for good reason. Since its introduction to the West Indies it has deeply embedded itself into the lives of those who live here. T...
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Tree of the Week: Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis)

breadfruit-tree-trimming-oahu Aside from the fruit, the wood itself is also useful. The tree is very hardy and the wood makes good lumber.
The breadfruit tree has an exceptional significance in Saint Vincent because of the peculiar story behind its introduction to the Caribbean. It began in 1787 when the English Captain William Bligh and his ship, the Bounty, set sail for Tahiti in the South Pacific. Their mission was to collect breadfruit which England hoped would be a successful cro...
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The damage after Storm Matthews

By Lily In St. Vincent there was a tropical storm not too long ago and the damage has been severe with landslides, power cuts and water shortages in several villages. So, from 28-29 September, St. Vincent experienced heavy rainfall. And extreme wind from the tropical Storm Matthews . T hat affected the whole eastern Caribbean. The whole island ther...
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Tree of the Week: Mango (Mangifera indica)

Mango-web Planting mango is great for improving soil health and reducing erosion.
Juicy, sweet, yummy! Mango is a treat to people all over the world and Vincentians are no different. One good friend to Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) told us about how, when he was a boy, he and his friends would get out of school and race down to the nearest mango tree to collect the good fruit before it was gone. When it is in season here in Saint ...
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INDC of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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The Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and it implementation helps in the plan for preserving the Environment and building resilience to Climate Change. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines It is formed with 32 islands each with its own characteristics and multinational cultures. Located in the Eastern ...
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Why go to Your Favorite Beach this Saturday

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sept 15, 2016:  Vincentians are being encouraged to head to their favourite beaches this Saturday and join in cleaning them. This Saturday, Sept. 17, is being observed as International Coastal Cleanup day. The brainchild of Ocean Conservancy. An international group encourages coastal communities and members of the publi...
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Dr. Murray's Talk About Environmental Science

dr-murray Recently, Dr. Murray has visited Richmond vale Academy to talk about his experience in the field of environmental science.
Richmond Vale Academy often invites experts from Saint Vincent to present their work and share their knowledge. This is a good opportunity to learn how local problems have been tackled and solve. Recently, Dr. Murray has visited Richmond vale Academy to talk about his experience in the field of environmental science. Dr. Murray grew up in St. Vince...
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The Importance of Wetlands

Mangroves Wetlands are the most diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life.
Wetlands and the importance of Protecting Them By Vanessa from Spain. The wetland is a land area full of water, either permanently or seasonally. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants, adapting to a unique soil. Wetlands play a number of roles in the e...
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Farming in St. Vincent means Tearing Up the Environment

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I went on an investigation with my team to learn about the farming in St. Vincent. We visited many people and gathered heaps of interesting information about agriculture, history, permaculture and people. When it comes to St. Vincent, I would argue that agriculture is the single most important industry in the country. However, it doesn't get much a...
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FLASHBACK NEWS: 1-On-1 With Stina Herberg

stina Stina Herberg, current principal of Richmond Vale Academy, talks about the causes that are dearest to her, her future goals, what and who inspires her.
Stina Herberg, the present principal of Richmond Vale Academy is a force to be reckoned with. At age 20 she started a series of world travels that would take her to over 50 countries in the following years, finally leading her to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as part of the RVA staff, in attempts to make of the island a clim...
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SVG’s ‘Treelympics’ wins International Award - Movie

Globe-award TreeLympics The Energy Globe Award was founded in 1999 by the Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards
“Treelympics SVG”, the local arm of a worldwide tree planting competition has won the Austria-based Energy Globe National Award 2016 for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). The project, implemented by Richmond Vale Academy, resulted in 1,500 trees being planted in SVG since 2014. Treelympics SVG was among 1,700 submissions from countries across t...
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Climate Change in St. Vincent

Road collapsed The consequences of Global Warming and Climate Change in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Infrastructural damage in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines town of Georgetown, following the Christmas Eve 2013 storm. Photo Credit: trust.org In a lot of developed countries, and especially those in temperate climates, it is easy to think of climate change as something that is going to happen. A threat that will influence the lives of our childr...
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