Reducing and reusing waste in the Guna Yala region, Panama

Jorge Andreve and Onel Masardule, Foundation for the Promotion of Indigenous Knowledge, Guna Indigenous Peoples In recent decades, waste, especially plastic waste, has been accumulating in every corner of Panama’s Guna Yala region. Waste pollution has been recognised as one of the greatest threats to the biological diversity of the Caribbean. The Guna people accept … Read more


Communities tackle beach pollution in Antigua and Barbuda

Jennifer Moranto, Adopt a Coastline The ‘Adopt a Coastline’ initiative is changing the attitudes and behaviour of local children through fostering and mentoring youth stewards to conserve and protect the marine and coastal assets in Antigua and Barbuda. The ‘Youth Stewardship’ programme is restoring and preserving Antigua’s coastlines through a grassroots campaign that includes beach … Read more


Wapichan Monitoring Programme, Guyana

The South Rupununi District Council (SRDC), the representative institution of the mostly Wapichan indigenous people in Guyana, established a monitoring programme in 2013 focusing partly on mining activities. The SRDC monitors use handheld GPS sets, smartphones and drones to gather data, and report back to the village councils and the SRDC. One focus of the … Read more