BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (24 February 2022) – Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) made its debut more than 20 years ago with the non-profit mission of protecting the Caribbean through research and community-based actions. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of hundreds of partners across the world, EPIC has been able to accomplish remarkable and significant work. Efforts included numerous research projects resulting in more than 100 publications, restored habitats, designation of Important Bird Areas, eco-friendly legislation, and education reaching more than 25,000 residents in the region.
This week, EPIC has launched its new website and logo. “As EPIC has grown, we have learned more about the organization’s personality, much as you learn about a person as they grow. Our revised logo and website better represent the vibrancy and dynamism of the organization,” says Natalia Collier, co-founder of EPIC.
Every island where EPIC has worked, including St. Kitts and Nevis, is featured on the new website. In St. Kitts and Nevis, EPIC studied seabirds and the research data was included in the Seabird Breeding Atlas of the Lesser Antilles and used to identify internationally recognized Important Bird Areas. EPIC also sampled waterbird species for avian influenza in the late 2000s, entered the data into a global database, and provided training, to protect humans and the environment.
The new website also focuses on educating the world about the Caribbean region.
“I hope people will learn about the Caribbean and come to see it as an international treasure, a region of immense ecological significance, and far more than a vacation playground.” says Tabitha Stadler, Executive Director of EPIC.
The new website and logo can be found at www.epicislands.org.