Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. hosts various events, collaborating with a number of local and international organisations. These events serve as a platform for creating awareness about environmental issues within our country and promoting community engagement within projects. View more event pictures here!
To commemorate World Biodiversity Day (May 21st), we hosted the first ever Grenada BioBlitz at the Grand Etang National Park on Sunday May 19th.
A BioBlitz is an event which aims to raise awareness of a region’s biodiversity, often in the form of a ‘species scavenger hunt’; we collaborated with CYEN and GAEA Conservation Network to develop the species lists for the day. We invited the public to join us in identifying the various species of flora and fauna in the area, and participants came from all over the island.
Everyone reported enjoying the activity and the opportunity to get out into nature and be more mindful of their surroundings, and we are hoping to make the Grenada BioBlitz an annual event.
Reef Week 2019
The week of activities in the greater Grenville area ran from Sunday May 5th to Friday May 10th. It began with a cleanup of Telescope beach and ended with a movie night, where we watched Aquaman.
On Tuesday was our largest event: an environmental fair where we hosted about 200 students from schools around the island. Several organizations were on display, including TNC, SPECTO, the Grenada Red Cross, and the Fisheries Division.
On Thursday, we had a Fisher’s Workshop and Fun Day at Chillaxing Square in Soubise. There was food, drinks, games, and a short film screening in the evening. Community members were in attendance, mainly fishermen and schoolchildren.
World Wetlands Day 2019
Through collaboration with Ocean Spirits Inc. and YWF-Kido Foundation, we organized an information fair and mangrove out-planting event in Carriacou on February 2nd.
The information fair was held in Hillsborough at the storefront of the Creative Women of Carriacou (CWC), where we exhibited the work of all three organizations, discussed the importance of wetlands and wetland birds, and premiered a short film developed by Kido. A group of local school children attended, as well as visitors from Grenada and France.
After the fair, we travelled as a group to the Petite Carenage wetland, where we planted about 175 mangrove seedlings transported from our nursery in Telescope.
World Migratory Bird Day 2018
On Saturday October 13th, GFC hosted an informational fair in Camerhogne Park all afternoon. We had several tables featuring information on mangroves, birds, the process of migration, and threats to birds, as well as several activities centered on these themes.
In the week leading up to the event, we promoted via social media and posted daily “fun facts” and “featured migratory bird of the day” to raise awareness. These materials are still available on our Facebook page, so feel free to check it out!
World Oceans Day 2018
On Friday June 8th, we collaborated with the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Climate Resilience to host an informational fair in St. George’s at the Melville Street Fisheries Complex. GFC presented a booth on mangroves, birds, and plastic pollution, and there were other organizations presenting on sea turtles, sharks, lionfish, climate climate, healthy fisheries, and marine protected areas.
That afternoon, we also had our annual AWEsome Walk from Tanteen back to the Fisheries Complex, with ECO, Girl Guides Association, and Scouts Association participating as well as students from a few schools in St. George’s.
World Environment Day 2018
On Tuesday June 5th, GFC hosted an all-day informational fair in the Grenville Bus Terminus. Assisted by ECO (Education Conservation Outreach) of St. George’s University, we had a number of booths on mangroves, sea turtles, birds, biodiversity, and plastic pollution. The fair was well-attended by passersby of all ages.
World Biodiversity Day 2016
On the 21st May 2016, Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. and partners hosted an awareness event for World Biodiversity Day themed: " Beauty in Biodiversity".
The day began with a bus tour to a nearby Mangrove ecosystem where primary school students fro surrounding schools were engaged in various activities aimed at teaching student about mangrove ecosystem and the diverse species that exist in them.
The latter part of the evening consisted of exhibitions from NGO's, government departments and other organisations throughout Grenada.
Displays include sharks, lion fish, mangroves, turtles and many activities and games for interactive learning.
RECCOMM Community Awareness Day
On Saturday March 12th 2016, Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. participated in the Community Awareness event hosted by GIZ under the ICCAS program. It was geared towards raising awareness of the current RECCOMM project in Telescope Big Bay.
The event ran from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and featured many fun and educational activities for adults and children alike. GFC had two booths set up on both mangroves and birds, including information sheets, fun quizzes and puzzles, a mangrove seedling for idenitifcation, and binoculars for bird watching. A standing mangrove outline was made so persons could personify the mangrove, and there was the RECCOMM frame for taking pictures.
In addition, here were several games running throughout the afternoon. GFC ran a ring toss made from recycled material and GIZ had a mangrove labelling game. There was also face-painting and a bouncing castle.
GFC Official Launch
On the 29th October 2015, Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. formally launched after eight (8) years of operation.
Exhibitions began at 2:00 pm with booth displays of mangrove and bird projects along with various activities and prizes. Also displayed were booths from Grenada Marine Protected Area (GMPA) Fisheries Division, and Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, RECCOMM Project.
The official launch cermony began at 3:00 pm, chaired by Ms. Sabrina Compton, Project Officer for GFC. Solidarity messages were delivered by The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Grenadines, Woburn Woodlands Development Organisation and Fisheries Division.
A snapshot of what GFC had accomplished over the years was presented by Mr. Tyrone Buckmire which concluded with the launch of GFC's official logo and this wesbite.
World Oceans Day 2015
On Sunday 7th June 2015, Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. and The Nature Conservancy hosted its annual Awesome Walk 4 as part of the celebration for World Oceans Day 2015. This was done in collaboration with Ocean Spirits Inc., Department of Fisheries and GIZ.
The walk began at 2:00 pm at the Marquis Hard Court and ended at the Grenville Fish Market with exhibitions, fun games and closing ceremony.
Thanks to the Volunteers for all their assistance and residents for coming out.
Let us keep people aware of how extremely important it is to care for our most precious resource... The Ocean!
Conservation Extravaganza 2015
Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. in collaboration with Ocean Spirits, Kido Foundation, Coastal EBA project, Fisheries Department MPA division, Hand-picked Seamoss and Roberts Caribbean hosted its first ever Conservation Extravaganza!
This event will took place at the Woburn Mangrove Restoration Site on Saturday 18th April, 2015 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm under the theme “Conserving Nature, preserving our Future!”
Each organisation prepared display booth engaging children and providing persons with information about various environmental issues including endangered turtles, lionfish populations, land degradation birds and their habitat, mangroves and ongoing projects throughout Grenada.
Fun activities included face painting, treasure hunts, games, and pin the tail on the turtle.
In Grenada, preserving our environment has become a growing discussion in many circles especially as it relates to the creation of future policies for our country. As environmental stewards it is even more important that we keep this momentum, demonstrating that government sectors, business leader and NGOs can cohesively work together to protect and promote Grenada’s natural environment.
Telescope Volunteer Day
On Saturday 25th October, volunteers from Eco Dive, Greens Elite, CYEN, and other NGO's along with other dedicated environmental stewards came out in their numbers to assist in a few coastal restoration activities. They worked along with the residents of Telescope, potted mangrove seedlings, built an additional mangrove nursery shelf and transplanted 121 mangrove plants along the coastline.
Volunteers were fed by the community with oil down and fish broth prepared by community members.
Hope to see a bigger turn out at our next volunteers activity.
We are very proud of this achievement!