The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program is pleased to announce its 2007 competition. The program is a collaboration among Canon, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the US National Park Service. Thanks to a generous commitment by Canon, the program will be awarding eight US$80,000 scholarships to Ph.D. students throughout the Americas to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region.
Research projects in the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences are eligible, as well as projects in technology innovation in support of conservation science. Applications must be received by 3 May 2007.
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has recognized the importance of the aesthetics of the country to the development of the tourism product, our national pride and the resulting positive impacts it can have on all of the private sector. The government has taken several steps to beautify the roads, beaches, schools and public places but this has clearly not been enough. In addition, the current fiscal situation is such that the Government is not in a position to increase its budgetary allocation to this exercise. The country must however improve its image notwithstanding the government's financial position. To this end The Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources, Food Production and the Environment in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism have launched an adopt a mile, road beautification program where private sector organizations were asked to join the Government in the maintenance of one of more miles of road
In 2000 the Environment Division initiated the National Beautification Program as a means of improving the aesthetic appearance of the major highways. In conjunction with the already ongoing Urban Reforestation Program, this new initiative was seen as the logical advancement needed to achieve our mandated obligations as the national environmental stewards.
Our present program includes the management of some 34 miles of local highways and primary roads. With only 10 individual contractors, the current program encompasses the areas of:
DATE: Tuesday 09th November 2004
FROM: Environment Division
The Environment Division in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources, Environment, and Agro-Industry would like to inform the nation that another school has joined their Environmental Cadets Programme. The Antigua Grammar School is the third institution to be a part of this project launched into the secondary school system from the beginning of the 2004 school year
LANDSCAPING AND PROPOSED ROAD RELOCATION AT FFREYES BEACH
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Ffreyes Beach Vegetation and Sand Dune Restoration Project
The Environment Division Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources, Environment, Agro Industry and National Parks
The Environment Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources, Environment, Agro Industry and National Parks is pleased to announce the commencement of the following project.
Antigua and Barbuda has signed many international conventions related to the protection and sustainable use of our environment. Antigua and Barbuda’s capacity to put these agreements into action is severely restricted by its limited resources. In order to carry out the agreed activities of the convention Antigua and Barbuda must first build its capacity: legal, financial, institutional and technical.
What are we doing?
*Testing various sites for residual POPs
A Summarized version of Dr. Spencer’s Report on POPs and PTS
POPs and PTS in Antigua
POPs (persistent organic pollutants) and PTS (persistent toxic substances) are long-lasting living contaminating substances and long-lasting poisonous substances which cause tremendous problems and threats to our land, water, air (environment), animal and human health.
A Summarized version of Dr. Cooper’s Report on POPs
Introduction and Background
Antigua and Barbuda are located in the eastern section of the Leeward Islands between Guadeloupe and St. Maarten. Our twin island state was one of the first 92 countries to sign the Stockholm Convention.