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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.
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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.
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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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TOTAL PROTECTION FOR ORCAS AND DOLPHINS IN SVG WATERS

The SVGPF is pleased to congratulate the Government on taking another giant leap in conservation by deciding to provide full legislative protection for orcas and dolphins as of May 2017.
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TURTLE CONSERVATION EFFORTS RECOGNIZED BY PRINCE HARRY DURING RECENT VISIT TO ST VINCENT

In the wake of the national ban on turtle hunting in St.Vincent and the Grenadines, the efforts of those involved in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund Turtle Conservation Project were endorsed publicly by His Royal Highness Prince Harry during his visit to Colonarie on the windward coast of St. Vincent on 26th November 2016.
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Saeed Bowman wins The Diana Award

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund, after being commended by His Royal Highness Prince Harry for its work in protecting sea turtles in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was invited by The Diana Award, a charity in the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world, to nominate a young person from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The nominee presented by the Fund, 16-year-old steel pan player Saeed Bowman, was successful in being awarded The Diana Award!

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