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Filtered in the course of the lens of the North American and ecu media, the Caribbean seems to be a chain of idyllic landscapes-sanctuaries designed for crusing, diving, and basking within the sunlight on never-ending white sandy seashores. Conservation literature paints a equally engaging portrait, describing the zone as a habitat for endangered coral reefs and their denizens, parrots, butterflies, turtles, snails, and a myriad of plant species.

In either models, clone of the unique panorama overshadows the wealthy island cultures which are either linguistically and politically different, yet trapped in a world economic climate that gives few ideas for improvement. well known depictions additionally put out of your mind the truth that the area is fraught with environmental difficulties, together with water and pollution, sturdy waste mismanagement, destruction of ecosystems, deforestation, and the transition from agriculture to ranching.

Bringing jointly ten essays via social scientists and activists, past solar and Sand presents the main entire exploration so far of the diversity of environmental matters dealing with the zone and the social routine that experience constructed to accommodate them. The authors give some thought to the position that international and neighborhood political economies play during this procedure and supply precious perception into Caribbean environmentalism. a few of the essays by way of widespread Caribbean analysts are made on hand for the 1st time in English.


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