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Grenada is largest of the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique (see map below). Grenada is located at 11o 59’ and 12o 20’ North latitude and 61o 36’ and 61o 48’ West longitude. Carriacou is found to the North East of Grenada and Petit Martinique to the East of Carriacou. Grenada’s land mass is approximately 312 km², while Carriacou is about 34 km² and Petit Martinique is 2 km². The capital of Grenada is St. Georges on the West Coast and the second largest town is Grenville on the East Coast. Hillsborough is the main town on Carriacou.

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All three islands are volcanic in origin. An active submarine volcano exists between Grenada and Carriacou called Kick ‘em Jenny. This volcano last erupted in September 2001 and is currently located approximately 180m below sea level. Mainland Grenada’s highest mountain peak is Mt. St. Catherine. It is located within the island’s central mountain range and is 833m in height. Carriacou’s highest point is at an altitude of 291m. Given the islands’ volcanic history, andesite and basalt lavas are the dominant rock types. The main soil types are Woburn Clay Loam found in the coastal areas, Belmont Clay Loam in the North and Capitol Clay Loam to the South.

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Related posts and updates on recent activities:

  • Information Sharing on Low-Chemical Agricultural Practices Supported by Ministries of Agriculture and Community Organisations of the OECS under the CATS Programme Saint Lucia has been conducting many training sessions on non-chemical use within the agricultural sector.  These have been facilitated by Agronomist, Thaddeus Constantine of the Ministry of Agriculture.  Several private and public sector entities within the State have also benefitted from the technical expertise of Mr. Quint Odlum, on the installation and application of biogas ...
  • Water Quality Assessment in the Moliniere-Beausejour Watershed The CATS-Programme organised a water quality assessment in the Moliniere-Beausejour Watershed in Grenada and a training for MPA rangers and Environmental Health officers as well as an awareness workshop for farmers. The sessions and assessment was facilitated by Ermine Herman from CARPHA’s Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department based in Saint Lucia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj4OXh9F6hQ&feature=youtu.be In April 2015 Ermine ...
  • The Nutmeg Princess is Grenada’s newest Underwater Sculpture Grenada Underwater Sculpture Management, Inc. (GUSMI), in conjunction with Norwegian Artist Lene Kilde, are proud to announce a new addition to the worldrenowned Underwater Sculpture Park in Grenada. The underwater sculpture park at Moliniere Bay has attracted worldwide attention as the first of its kind. The original sculptures were created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor ...
  • Congratulation – 35 Reef Check Certifications in Underwater Monitoring Achieved in the CATS2 MMAs CATS2 February – April 2014 The aim of this succession of five CATS2-supported National REEF Check Training and Certification Courses was to build capacity in underwater monitoring of coral reefs in five (5) Marine Managed Areas (MMA) in Dominica (DOM), Grenada (GDA), Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN), Saint Lucia (SLU), and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). ...
  • CATS 2 Grenada MPA Summer Camp 2014 – Next Generation of MPA Managers CATS2 7th-28th July 2014 Supported by CATS2 the Grenada MPA Management Unit of the Fisheries Department, in cooperation with local schools at Moliniere Beausejour organised a two-week MPA Summer Camp for 40 school children. The kids experienced a wide range of classroom and field activities including getting their feet wet snorkelling in the Moliniere Beausejour MPA. The ...
  • “BIG Rolly Polly Fish” – International Soca Superstar, Mr Killa gives Grenada MPAs a Boost CATS2 in Grenada – 19.08.2014 – Public Service Announcement with soca superstar Mr. Killa (of “Rolly Polly” fame) on the importance of marine protected areas (MPAs). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTmAhG7hIwA
  • CATS 2 – Congratulations – Five Successful National LOF-SAP Conferences for Sustainable Management of MMAs … what a title National Policy Conferences on the Strategic Action Plans for the Improvement of the National Legal and Organisational Frameworks (SAP-LOF) for the Sustainable Management of Marine Managed Areas In short: National SAP-LOF Conferences. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 14th April 2015 Dominica – 30th April 2015 7th May 2015 – Grenada Saint Lucia – 12th May 2015 Saint Vincent ...
  • CATS 2 Video Documentary on Strategies for Sustainable Financial Management of Marine Managed Areas MMA published https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkazsthSScs&feature=youtu.be 16-21 June 2014 The successful workshop initiated the preparation of the MMA Management Plans, the cornerstone of sustainable financial management and an important milestone in the operational plans of each country MMA. The workshop was attended by 35 participants from the MMAs in the 5 countries and partner organisations closely involved marine resource management. These included, in ...
  • Press Release February 2015 – RISE TO THE CHALLANGE The German Development Cooperation (GIZ), and the Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) jointly operate the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions Programme (CATS) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and CARICOM. CATS advocates a ‘ridge-to-reef’ approach to foster both the conservation of marine ...
  • Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions Launched in Grenada; 7 countries to follow Grenada’s Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries & Environment launched the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) programme last week (November 22, 2013). The launch featured the official handing over of various equipment by the German Ambassador Stefan Schlüter to the Hon. Roland Bhola, Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries & Environment, a highly informative and lively presentation ...