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Minister of the Environment signs into destruction of Sierra de Bahoruco IBA, Dominican Republic

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 12:36

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,

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Caribbean Seabird Tracking Pilot Study Gives Encouraging Results

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 18:16

Dog Island is an uninhabited offshore islet lying northwest of the Caribbean UK Overseas Territory (UKOT) of Anguilla, and is considered to be the second most important individual island for seabirds in the eastern Caribbean, despite being only about 200 ha in size.

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Nesting shorebirds protected at the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats, Puerto Rico

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 12:20

During May 2012, Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) installed 25 signs in the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats National Wildlife Refuge to mark important nesting sites for resident shorebirds that were being disturbed by visitors.

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Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 22:39

The Mountain Chicken Project, funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative and executed by the Department of Environment of Montserrat and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is pleased to announce the publication of a poster and a brochure aimed at raising awareness of the Critically Endangered Mountain Chicken Leptodactylus fallax on Montserrat.

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Grupo Jaragua’s first land purchase initiative saves 100 ha of threatened Caribbean forest

Tue, 03/07/2012 - 11:19

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.

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Black-capped Petrel may warrant protection under the endangered species act

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 18:51

A nocturnal seabird, the black-capped petrel, may warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species.

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Monitoring birds in Montserrat’s Centre Hills

Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:01

Forestry staff from Montserrat’s Department of Environment are currently in the field conducting the annual bird monitoring exercise to determine the bird populations in the island’s Centre Hills Important Bird Area.

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Government protects critical habitat for the Grenada Dove

Tue, 10/04/2012 - 17:29

In August 2011, the Government of Grenada’s Cabinet approved the protection of the last piece of government-owned Grenada Dove habitat through the addition of approximately 100 acres (c.40 ha) of the Beausejour Estate to the adjacent Perseverance Protected Area and Dove Sanctuary.

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More petrels discovered in Haiti

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 11:14

The nocturnal calls of Black-capped Petrels Pterodroma hasitata have guided Haitian researchers to discover more nesting locations for this Endangered seabird.

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Las primeras imágenes captadas de un pichón dan esperanza a un ave marina amenazada del Caribe

Fri, 13/01/2012 - 11:08

Una nueva localidad de anidación para el diablotín Pterodroma hasitata ha sido descubierta en Haití a través de los esfuerzos en el campo de un grupo de colaboradores dominicanos y haitianos.

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First ever chick photos give hope for threatened Caribbean seabird

Fri, 13/01/2012 - 05:54

A new nesting location for Black-capped Petrel has been discovered in Haiti by the efforts of a joint Dominican – Haitian field team.

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A voyage for Caribbean Seabirds

Wed, 11/01/2012 - 11:20

Documenting new seabird-colony Important Bird Areas, finding previously undocumented colonies and colonies thought to be extirpated: these are just some of the exciting discoveries reported within Environmental Protection in the Caribbean’s (EPIC’s) ground-breaking Seabird Breeding Atlas of the Lesser Antilles.

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Small grants, big conservation for mangroves

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 20:55

The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance has awarded its first small grant to Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) as part of an initiative to catalyze community-based mangrove conservation in the Insular Caribbean.

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Jaragua Community Volunteers celebrate World Bird Festival

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:49

Last October, the local community of El Cajuil-located in the south-west of Dominican Republic-participated in World Bird Festival (WBF) activities.

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BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-twenty

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:15

To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

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Threatened whistling-ducks arrive at Woodbourne, Barbados

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 14:40

Flooding at BirdLife's Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge in Barbados reduced the amount of suitable stop-over habitat for shorebirds this autumn, but this proved good for ducks and in September, two globally threatened West Indian Whistling-ducks turned up - the first time the species has been on the island for 50 years.

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Department of Environment Logo Competition Rules

Tue, 04/10/2011 - 18:19

The Department of Environment Montserrat has announced a logo competition with a prize of $500 USD on offer.

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Grupo Jaragua celebrates 2nd year of the Bahoruco Summer Camp

Fri, 23/09/2011 - 05:59

The Bahoruco Summer Camp run by Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic), the local grassroots organization Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua and the Puerto Escondido Birding Club.

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