The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund (SVGPF) gives support to local sustainable initiatives geared at conserving the delicate ecosystem of the islands and to ensure that its natural beauty is sustained through the ages. The Fund advocates for the protection and preservation of the environment and the wildlife of the island archipelago in the Southern Caribbean.


Soursop project launched at Diamonds Government School

A Soursop project was officially launched at the Diamonds Government School on Thursday, November 9th. The Richmond Vale Academy is propagating 600 seedlings to be handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture, as part of the Ministry's drive to plant 1 million soursop trees in St. Vincent in the next ten years.

Model Garden project seeks to offer Vincentians alternative to chemically based agriculture methods

The model garden project seeks to offer Vincentians an alternative to the chemically based methods currently encouraged in the agriculture sector. Typically, the common practice, whether on a small or large scale, is to ‘burn’ the ‘weeds’ with a herbicide when clearing the land and then plant one crop species, which is given chemical fertilizer to support its growth. This type of agriculture is destructive to the soil food web, the very life of the soil.


The National Avian Education Programme was formally launched on June 1, 2017 at the Curator’s House, Botanical Gardens. This Programme is being implemented by the Science Initiative for Environmental Conservation and Education (SCIENCE) and funded by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund (SVGPF).


National Avian Education Programme Summary

Seabirds are among the most fascinating creatures inhabiting the oceans of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. From the Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) with an impressive 8-foot wingspan, to the Petrels or Jesus Birds said to be able to walk on water, and the amazing high-speed, 50-foot plunge-dives of the Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) –very little is known locally about their way of life because of the proportion of time they spend at sea.

Union Island geckos are classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN

Union Island geckos are classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, signifying their very
high risk of extinction.

SVGPF makes grant to the Botanical Garden of St. Vincent to propagate the national flower

The Preservation Fund project to support the Botanical Gardens in propagating 500 Soufriere Trees (national flower) and 500 Lignum Vitae trees (tree of life) is bearing fruit!!!