The ‘Adopt a Coastline’ initiative aimed to change the attitudes and behaviour of local children through fostering and mentoring youth stewards to conserve and protect the marine and coastal assets in Antigua and Barbuda. The ‘Youth Stewardship’ programme worked to restore and preserve Antigua’s coastlines through a grassroots campaign that includes beach clean-ups, community action and education, public awareness-raising via social media, and citizen science.

To find out more about the situation in Antigua regarding pollution, and the future of the Adopt a Coastline, we hear from the initiative’s founder Jennifer Meranto, Ambassador Kat Byles, and Refica Attwood, director of the community management initiative on the Island Wallings Forest Area.

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