The Open School of Tropical Animal Science and Production 


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[Conservation, Management, Production, Utilization and Cuisine]



1.     The Neo-tropics contain about 33% of the world’s animal diversity.

2.     No wildlife and conservation Journal exists that has as its specific focus the Neo-tropics.

3.     The next horizon for the Neo-tropical wildlife is the systematic study of these species and the application of all the principles that we have developed for the domestic animals, that have all been in the main non native to the neo-tropics.

4.     This journal would put the UWI St Augustine Campus into the leadership position in Neo-tropical Wildlife Production, Conservation, Management, Utilization and Cuisine.



 To highlight scientific and intellectual discussion on Neo-tropical Wildlife.



1.     To produce an electronic journal that would focus on Neo-tropical Wildlife [with particular emphasis on Animal Wildlife].

2.     To afford workers in Neo-tropics an opportunity to publish their work in a journal that is focused on the Neo-tropics.

3.     To produce a journal with contributions in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch and English [the languages of the Neo-tropics].


Initiators of the Journal:


Dr. Gary Wayne Garcia
[Senior Lecturer in Animal Production & Coordinator The Open Tropical Forage-Animal Production Laboratory (OTF-APL)]
Department of Food Production, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, UWI, St Augustine]


Ms. Sharida Hosein

[Agriculture Reference Librarian, Main Library, UWI, St Augustine]


Ms. Karen Lequai

[Senior Librarian I/ Systems Manager, Main Library, UWI, St Augustine]


Ms. Angela Ramnarine

[Information Technologist/ Librarian I Main Library, UWI, St Augustine]


Ms. Stacey Syne

[M.Phil. Student, Faculty of Science and Agriculture]


Mr. Cicero Lallo

[Lecturer in Animal Production, Department of Food Production,
Faculty of Science and Agriculture, UWI, St Augustine]


Dr. Lancelot Cowie

[Senior Lecturer in Spanish
Director Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, Faculty of Humanities, UWI, St Augustine]



Neo-tropical Wildlife Conservation


Neo-tropical Wildlife Production


Neo-tropical Wildlife Management and Economics


Neo-tropical Wildlife Health


Neo-tropical Wildlife Breeding and Genetics


Neo-tropical Animal Nutrition


Neo-tropical Wildlife Utilization


Neo-tropical Wildlife Tourism


Neo-tropical Wildlife Culture


Neo-tropical Wildlife Cuisine/ Ethno-gastronomy


Asian Tropical Wildlife


African Tropical Wildlife


Pacific Tropical Wildlife


Book Reviews

Dr. Gary W. Garcia, Ph.D., Department of Food Production, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.  Updated: 1-Sep-2012