Land degradation addressed through launch of IWECO project

The Department of Environment held an opening ceremony at the Ocean Terrace Inn on Tuesday morning, to launch a project entitled “Addressing Impacts of Acute Land Degradation in the College Street Ghaut in St Kitts and Quarries and Sand Mining Hotspots on Nevis”.

St. Kitts and Nevis is one of ten participating member countries in the five-year Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States Project.

The Department of Environment is the lead agency with funding from the Global Environment Facility.
During the ceremony, Senior Environment Officer, June Hughes explained why it was important to receive backing for this project.

Project Coordinator, Dr. Halla Sahely explained some of the project’s benefits including the advantages of water retention on St. Kitts.

Nine other Caribbean countries including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago participated in the project.

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