The EAG has made exciting discoveries in it’s project to conserve the native ferns of Antigua and Barbuda. The project seeks to increase awareness and will develop an educational booklet. The effort is being led by Antiguan biologist Kevel Lindsay.
Ferns in Antigua and Barbuda come in amazingly diverse forms including mangrove ferns which can grow to 4 metres high, tiny epiphytic ferns, a centimetre or so high, aquatic ferns, vine-like climbers and grass-like species.
CLICK HERE for a slideshow of our ferns and more about this exciting and important project!
Do watch this very moving video about the effect of free-roaming livestock in the Nelson’s Dockyard National Park. Please contact your MP, the Ministry of Agriculture or the EAG if you are concerned about this problem.
Christian Valley Birding Trail Opens
The beautiful trail developed by the EAG was opened officially on Thursday January 26th, 2012. A variety of birds can be viewed on the trail which is a little over 2.5 miles in length. We hope to see you there!
This project is aimed at increasing awareness of our native birds and seeks to create livelihoods in eco-tourism by training community members in bird identification and in tour guiding.
See some of the beautiful bird photographs taken by members in our bird photography competition - click on the Facebook icon at the top of the page and select Photos.
The EAG is very grateful for the sponsorship funding provided by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Environment Protection Bill
Antigua & Barbuda now has an Environmental Protection and Management Act of 2015.
On Thursday April 23, Parliament met to debate the Environment Bill for the last time. At 9pm, Parliament unanimously passed the Environmental Protection and Management Act! And now the work begins, for the Environment Division, for the EAG, and for every citizen to ensure that we live in a healthy environment.
Plants of Saint Lucia
Roger Graveson has been studying the plants of Saint Lucia for nearly 20 years. Recently, he has put together a wonderful website about the plants of Saint Lucia which anyone interested in plants must visit! Click here to visit Roger's site.
Walking Tours every Tuesday and Thursday. Read more>
Antigua and Barbuda Ferns Bounce Back After Centuries of Sharp Decline Kevel Lindsay has written a great report about our ferns and the changes in fern biodiversity over the ages Click here to read his report.
Please donate to help educate our children & to protect our offshore Islands
The Offshore Islands Conservation Project is an integral part of the EAG. We hold “Floating classrooms,” which take school kids on boats to explore mangroves and the offshore islands. This is very popular in Primary Schools and has introduced more than 6000 children to their own backyard. Help our kids learn more about how important it is to preserve our natural heritage for future generations.
Sponsor a student today! $50 EC funds one student to go on a floating classroom. Donate $100 EC to fund 2 students, or donate more! Help support our floating classrooms, help kids learn about their environment! Help us preserve OUR Island’s islands – now and into the future!
Sponsors for our Calendars:
Camp GROW is from 8th to 19th August
It caters for children 7-12.
It is held at Mercers Creek.
Please click here for more information and to apply to attend.
A gentle and unique snake, your support would help ensure the future for these Critically Endangered animals.
Antiguan racers used to live all over Antigua and Barbuda, but today they can be seen only on a few offshore islands.
We need support to ensure their survival. That's why we're asking for people who love Caribbean animals to make a donation to sponsor the conservation of the racers.
The Antiguan racers pose no threat to people. They feed on lizards.
Fortunately, the EAG and our partners are working hard to look after our wildlife. Thanks to our conservation efforts, such as removing rats and mongooses, the number of racers has increased since 1995. Antiguan racers have even become a tourist attraction, and we are proud to show them to nature-loving visitors.
Please sponsor a racer today - you support would make a difference to the future of this species. Click Here
Adopt a racer snake, and you will help save one of the world's rarest snakes