The Environmental Coordinating Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment implemented several activities to celebrate IBD.

A Media Blitz was conducted from 14-22 May in an effort to raise awareness of the activities to take place and to solicit the support and participation of the general public.

On 22 May, fifty students from Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and Nehemiah Comprehensive Secondary School embarked on an environmental expedition that included visits to the Morne Diablotin National Park where they traversed the Syndicate Nature Trail. Officers from the Division of Forestry were on hand to facilitate an educational tour for the participants.

Schools were encouraged to conduct student-led assembles focusing on the importance of maintaining present levels of biodiversity and highlighting IBD. Schools with established environmental clubs were the principal target group for this activity


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  • United Nations Environment Programme