Major Environmental Engineering study slams Barbados Government over imminent death of last Mangrove wetland. Government destroying RAMSAR natural heritage site.

Here we are coming up on four years later and this story could have been written yesterday. A damned shame is all I can say. If the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary was open as in the past, it would be a wonderful attraction for the cruise ship visitors. God knows we need all the help we can get! Does anybody know the status of the dispute over this tourist attraction? Comments, please!

Barbados Free Press

“The investment in the Sanctuary was supposed to be part of a sustainable environmental initiative, dependent on government leadership. As the largest private environmental stakeholder in Barbados, we continue to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to maintain the Sanctuary, but we all have to face the fact that it’s Government who is killing the wetland.   The study shows that our environmental commitment and investment cannot withstand this assault.”

… Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary owner Peter Allard in aMay 6, 2010 press release.

Unchecked pollution, government inaction puts migratory bird stop at risk

A new environmental study sharply critical of the Government of Barbados shows the key Graeme Hall mangrove wetland is disappearing due to outside pollution and poor water quality.

The Graeme Hall wetland is the last remaining mangrove in Barbados – a red mangrove forest that has existed for no less than 1,300 years. It…

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7 responses to “Major Environmental Engineering study slams Barbados Government over imminent death of last Mangrove wetland. Government destroying RAMSAR natural heritage site.

  1. Anonymous

    In my opinion Graeme Hall is the most beautiful place in the world. We visit on a yearly trip to Barbados but having to look longingly through the fences at something we will never be allowed close to. ahhhh !!!!!

  2. D Oracle

    Nobody gives a f##@.

  3. iWatchya

    When your environment is crap – forget recovery of lost fisheries. forget good quality air.

    Studies are starting to show how dependent we are on the environment – there is an actual psychological impact on people who do not have contact with nature. Continue to develop the way we are and there will nothing left but distressed people, looking around them for comfort… and all they will see is concrete and artificial “works of art”.

  4. gzap

    Good news! Our glorious leaders are at 90% of their goal to pave over the entire west and south coasts. Graeme Hall swamp and nature sanctuary stands in the way and must go! Support the DLP and BLP governments’ efforts to beautify the island with concrete and get rid of all that nasty wildlife!

  5. just want to know

    I miss the Graeme Hall swamp. Whenever we had visitors staying we took them there, so nice, & they enjoyed it so much, watching the birds & the fish, or whatever else they had to offer. Just walking around was so precious. Our governments are so miss- guided & blind

  6. gzap

    It didn’t have to be like this you know, but every government in the last 25 years has only thought about the now and not the future. What happened on the west coast happened one condo after another with no plan, no overall vision. God knows what this place will look like in another 20 years but I don’t think I’m going to like it. Most of the young people go away if they can. We will soon be a country of old people.

    When the place gets ugly to look at the tourists stop coming. Happening now at the Gap.

  7. clickticktock

    A shame about Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. Will it be sold, or the government repossess it? Can the United Nations do anything because of the ramsar status?