As part of International Biodiversity Day the Botanical Gardens was at Heritage Square selling house plants. This year the theme is focused on Islands and their surroundings – particularly near shore marine areas constituting unique ecosystems which often comprise many endemic plant and animal species (found nowhere else on earth).
For Saint Vincent and the Grenadines we are blessed with beautiful and complex ecosystems and biodiversity. From our National Bird the St Vincent Parrot to our Black Snake and our abundant marine species including turtles, whales and all marine species. Our ecosystems carry a legacy of a unique evolutionary history and are irreplaceable treasures - we must be aware that without these ecosystems our livelihood, economy, wellbeing and cultural identity of our beautiful island will be at risk of extinction. You can read National Park's article on International Biodiversity Day here.