Grenada and the Spice Island Plant book
Images from this publication can be seen in the VFH image gallery, under the Grenada project heading.
This publication was an output of two periods of DFID funding. Both projects supported work conducted in Oxford in collaboration with Grenada Forestry Dept.
Firstly, their Forestry Research programme funded the fields guides project, which included a component of fieldwork in Grenada. This generated images of about 100 species in three formats which were used to test various image formats for various attributes useful in field guides. As part of the three months background field research for this project, we collected a number of specimens and photographs of other species, but this project was not aimed at producing actual guides.
Then, DFID funded three months more work to increase the coverage of species of photos, to create a 'mini-herbarium' in the Grenada Forestry Dept. with the accumulated material; and to create this field guide.
The field guide aimed at eco-tourists; Grenadians who guide them around vegetation; foresters and other natural resource managers who need to identify species and be aware of conservation priorities; and schools, in a bid to increase general awareness.
In Grenada the guide is distributed by the Forestry dept. To obtain the book in the rest of the world, click here.