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Students of the Saint Lucia School of Music Advocate for Principle 10

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The Director of Orchestras at the Saint Lucia School of Music and member of the Saint Lucia National Trust, Liz Ehrman has seen the importance of involving her students in advocacy efforts to get Saint Lucia and other Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) non-signatory countries to sign on to the LAC Declaration on the…

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Mangrove Tree Planting Tour

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First of all, not being an early morning person, highly appreciative of the fact that the tour of Mankote Mangrove started at a decent hour: around 10 am - presumably to allow the Castries posse to wind their way down to the south. Living in Vieux Fort, it ordinarily requires a visit to Hewanorra Airport on Sunday afternoons…

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Mangrove Discovery Week

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The Saint Lucia National Trust along with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Departments of Forestry and Fisheries, PCI Media Impact, ECO South Tours, the Au Picon Charcoal and Agricultural Producers and the Grenada Fund for Conservation, are hosting a ‘Mangrove Discovery Week’ from November 14th to 20th.

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Preserving our Caribbean Heritage

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November 8th was probably one of the most memorable days in 2016 as the world waited with bated breath for the outcome of the United States of America Presidential Election. But for members and non-members of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), it was an unforgettable evening as Presenter, Mrs. Rudylnn De Four Roberts…

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Vive La Wòz

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The Western Youth Chapter of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) celebrated the La Rose (La Wòz) Festival which coincides with the feast of Saint Rose De Lima on August 30. To keep this…

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Summer in the Park

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Usually as summer holidays come to an end parents and children start to feel the pressure of getting ready for the new school year, thinking less of why vacation was given in the first place. No time to relax or have some fun, running here and there to purchase the last book or school uniform in time for school. So to…

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SLNT Recruitment Drive at BOSL

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On October 20, 2016 the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) membership team lead by our very own Director Mr. Bishnu Tulsie, visited the staff of Bank of Saint Lucia in Gros Islet. On arrival we were greeted by Mr. Bryan Vidal who initiated the meeting and we were happy to see many of the bank’s staff waiting anxiously…

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Saint Lucia’s Snakes in the Spotlight

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Staff from the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) and Forestry Department along with representatives from Fauna & Flora International and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust mounted an exhibition at the Blue Coral Mall, Castries on July 15, 2016 as part of activities to commemorate World Snake Day celebrated every…

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Strengthening Environmental Governance

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Twenty-two (22) Signatory Countries and over 40 representatives of the public made significant progress at the 4th Meeting of the Negotiating Committee for a Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The negotiation…

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SLNT at World IUCN Conservation Congress

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On September 1, 2016 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) opened the World Conservation Congress entitled “Planet at the Crossroads” in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Congress convened with thousands of government and non-governmental organizations representatives debating and acting on critical…

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Protecting the Saint Lucia White Breasted Thrasher

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As part of an ongoing project being undertaken by the Saint Lucia National Trust on promoting public awareness of the Saint Lucia White Breasted Thrasher, SLNT’s Programme Assistant/Conservation Murlina Murray together with Saphira Hunt - Programme Assistant/South, Matt Morton of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust…

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Listing of Buildings Project Update

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In 2014 the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) underwent a rapid assessment of 250 buildings of architectural and historic merit island wide in Saint Lucia. Some of the Chattel houses, military buildings and churches that were visited were dilapidated (figure 1), abandoned or underused. These buildings represented…

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SLNT Stages Junior Conservation Programme

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The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) held a summer programme at the Vieux Fort Post- Secondary School from August 8 to 10, 2016 for youth between the ages of 9 to 17. This is one in a series of activities under a Junior Conservation Programme (JCP). This programme is intended to get young people deeper involved in environmental…

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A Call for More Media Coverage

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The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) continued its efforts to bring about a greater awareness of conservation issues by hosting two open sessions on May 14th and 21st respectively with professionals from various media houses and sectors (print and telecommunications). The sessions, which included presentations, discussions…

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Saint Lucia National Trust Recognizes Young Environmentalist

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Nancy Charlery is a budding artist who hails from the community of Vieux Fort. Nancy, a past student of the Vieux Fort Primary School, got exposure for her talent when she started designing murals for the fencing of her Grade 6 class’ garden. At the time, Nancy was a member of her school’s Garden Club and wanted…

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