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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.

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NATIONAL AVIAN EDUCATION PROGRAMME LAUNCH AND BIRDSLEUTH CARIBBEAN TRAINING WORKSHOP

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).
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Local turtle monitoring groups attend training by Ocean Spirits in Grenada.

Local (SVG) turtle monitoring groups attends training by Ocean Spirits in neighbouring Grenada.
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Vincentians experience whale watching in Boston

Son of whaler Arnold Hazell of Bequia, Anthony Hazell, brother of Chief Whaler of Barrouallie Samuel Hazlewood, teacher and fisher Winston Hazell and fisher and tour operator Kirk Grant of Barrouallie just returned to St. Vincent after attending a naturalist workshop organized by Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Fundacion Cethus in Boston, Massachusetts. Besides the the 2-days workshop, they also participated from two different whale watching tours and visited a whaling museum in New Bedford, a coastal city which moved from whaling to whale watching.
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Grants

Bird Conservation Grant

the National Avian Education Program of SCIENCE, led by Lystra Culzac, founder of Avian Eyes were recently the recipient of a grant, US$15,100 from the St Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund (SVGPF).
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GRANT TO FUNDACION CETHUS TO SUPPORT WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION IN BEQUIA AND BARROUALLIE

The SVGPF made a grant of USD $24,600 to Fundacion Cethus, in partnership with the Barrouallie Heritage and Tourism Organisation, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the Animal Welfare Institute, to support the next six months of a long-term program to (i) assist the remaining humpback whalers in Bequia transition to sustainable community-based whale/nature watching and (ii) evaluate and find economically and environmentally sustainable alternatives to small cetacean (small whales and dolphins) hunting in Barrouallie, St Vincent.
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March 2016

Capacity Building for conservation of sea turtles in St Vincent and the Grenadines - National Parks Rivers and Beaches Authority and Fisheries Department
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