Land clearing with diesel on Deforestation caused by goats at
Fig Tree Hill Middle ground
Deforestation caused by lemon grass Bulldozing of coastal forest and
burning at Body Ponds mangroves at Fitches Creek
The countryside of Antigua & Barbuda is under great stress. By countryside, we mean both agricultural areas and natural areas including wooded hillsides and coastal forest. It is estimated that we lose over 5% per annum due primarily to 3 main causes:
• Indiscriminate bulldozing and land and ghaut clearing
The EAG is urging the Government urgently to protect our rare and threatened plants and ecosystems. Along with a “Red List” of threatened species, we wrote a brief guide to some of the more easily recognised species.