News Dominican Republic

Narrow-billed Tody © Eladio Fernández

Irreplaceable - Sierra de Bahoruco, Dominican...

Tue, 18/10/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever.
Ricord's Rock Iguana © Juan Sangiovanni/ Shutterstock

Digging deep to save Rock Iguana

Tue, 13/09/2016
This robust, prehistoric looking species is fighting for survival with all populations covering an area of less than 100 km2 .
Sierra de Bahoruco National Park has suffered from deforestation from illegal farming (Eladio Fernandez)

Tentative first steps for forest restoration in...

Tue, 15/09/2015
The rapid deforestation of a Dominican Republic National Park is finally receiving the attention it deserves from the country’s authorities and civil society, thanks to a project which is addressing the root causes of its destruction.

The Persistent Tragedy of Sierra de Bahoruco: The...

Fri, 12/12/2014
For years we have been deeply worried about accelerated deforestation of Jaragua and Sierra de Bahoruco National Parks
A bulldozer in Loma Charco Azul Biological Reserve

Minister of the Environment signs into...

Mon, 22/07/2013
Sierra de Bahoruco, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in the Dominican Republic has been recently identified as an IBA in Danger and is under immediate threat from development,
The Critically Endangered cacheo palm (Pseudophoenix ekmanii) is endemic to the Jaragua National Park IBA. Photo by Yolanda León.

Grupo Jaragua’s first land purchase initiative...

Tue, 03/07/2012
Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) has successfully purchased a 100 ha corridor of transitional, previously unprotected and highly threatened forest within the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve.