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OAS/GNT Sustainable Heritage Endorsement Programme

PHOTOVOICE PROMPT #4: This is not the Grenada I once Knew

What do you see here? (Addressed to the whole group)

An invasive Species

Why did you take this photo? (Addressed to the photographer)

It shows lionfish that were captured on the reefs of Carriacou

What is really happening here? (Addressed to the whole group—alternatively what does the photograph represent?)

Carriacou means the “Isle of Reefs”; therefore, the reefs around Carriacou have been a source of pride and financial sustainability for the people of Carriacou for generations. Since the arrival of the lion fish to Grenadian waters in 2011, lionfish has become one of the single largest threats to the ecological balance of the coral reef ecosystem around Carriacou.

PHOTO Title: Lionfish

Photograph Location: Hillsborough fish market, Carriacou

Photographer: Olando Harvey

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