News Caribbean Program

Post-earthquake support started for Haiti's environmental NGO sector

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:43

The BirdLife Caribbean Program has secured over US$250,000 from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund to strengthen Haiti's environmental civil society/NGO sector in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.

MacArthur Foundation helps build a long-term future for Haitian biodiversity

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 14:35

The MacArthur Foundation is supporting the BirdLife Caribbean Program’s commitment to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haïti (SAH) with a US$250,000...

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Eco-tourism development in north Andros, Bahamas

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 17:44

The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) pursues community engagement to develop ecotourism enterprises and wildlife management in north-east Andros, Bahamas.

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“Welcome to Cockpit Country”

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 19:16

Cockpit Country is recognized nationally and internationally as a habitat for more than 60 threatened species, making it one of the highest-ranked Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

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Proyecto conservación de iguanas une a haitianos y dominicanos

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 19:41

Por primera vez en la historia de la conservación de la isla Hispaniola, se está implementando un proyecto cuyo objetivo es salvar una pequeña población de Iguana Ricordi (especie críticamente amenazada) y su hábitat y en el que participan haitianos y dominicanos de ambos lados del tramo fronterizo entre las ciudades de Pedernales (RD) y Anse-a-Pitres (Haití).

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Bahamas National Trust examines seabirds major nesting areas after the oil spill

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 17:48

The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) began surveys of seabirds colonies in the Western and SW Bahamas – Cay Sal Bank area to measure possible oil spill impact.

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Haiti's fragile ecosystems facing disaster

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 11:02

While the eyes of the world have followed the effect of Haiti's devastating earthquake on Port-au-Prince, an ecological disaster has been quietly...

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Bird banding centre opened in Cuba

Wed, 25/08/2010 - 14:00

On July 17th, 2010, the Johann Christoph Gundlach Cuban Bird Banding Centre (CBBC) was officially opened. The CBBC is located at the...

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A flote en un paraíso viviente

Wed, 25/08/2010 - 05:53

Recorrer los canales de mangles de lo que antes era Roosevelt Roads es ponerse en contacto con un trozo de naturaleza casi virgen.

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República Dominicana lanza una red de conservación al rescate de su biodiversidad

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 11:59

El Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) realizó el lanzamiento oficial del directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves (IBAs) en República Dominicana, junto a sus colaboradores el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MIRENA) y el Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC). Dicho evento simboliza a su vez el lanzamiento de una red de rescate de su frágil y amenazada biodiversidad. Red que está conformada por las acciones y esfuerzos de conservación de múltiples organizaciones, agencias, instituciones, e individuos

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An Aruba without Troupial, Prikichi, Patrushi or Shoco?

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:11

The presence of the invasive Boa constrictor was first documented in Aruba in April of 1999. Ever since, the numbers of boas caught by the Park Rangers has been impressive. Hundreds are caught each year and only those seen in areas frequented by persons who then notify the Rangers for their assistance. It is safe to presume that a multifold of those caught actually live in Aruba’s wildlife.

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Bahama Oriole on the edge

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:54

The recently-recognised Bahama Oriole is one of the rarest birds in the Caribbean. It is now found only on the island of Andros where it faces a number of critical threats that suggest it is on the edge of extinction.

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Workshop sets out route to save the Critically Endangered Trinidad Piping-guan

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 19:54

Cracids are the most endangered family of terrestrial birds in the Neotropics, with a third of species threatened with extinction according to IUCN criteria. Of these, three are Critically Endangered with the Trinidad Piping-guan believed to have the smallest population and range size of all extant cracids.

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Restauran hábitat del lagartijo del seco Anolis cooki en la Isla de Cardona y Cayo Ratones

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 13:09

El Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales, junto con el Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre, la Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña Inc. (BirdLife en Puerto Rico), y el Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club, colaboraron en un proyecto con el fin de erradicar la rata negra (Rattus rattus) en la Isla de Cardona y en el Cayo Ratones, al sur de Ponce.

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US scientist says 'no' to Font Hill's development

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 15:10

RESPECTED animal ecologist and conservation scientist Dr Peter Marra has waded into the debate over Font Hill in St Elizabeth, insisting that the site ought not to be developed given its ecological value.

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Bicknell's Thrush gets a conservation action plan

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 11:46

The International Bicknell’s Thrush Conservation Group (IBTCG), an alliance of scientists, conservationists and governments, has unveiled a plan to protect one of North America’s rarest songbirds, the Vulnerable Bicknell’s Thrush, across its entire range from Canada to the Caribbean.

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Aruba Birdlife Conservation visits Governor

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 14:03

The recently established Aruba Birdlife Conservation Foundation have just visited the Governor of Aruba, Mr Fredis Refunjol. The Governor was informed of the role the foundation intends to play in conserving Aruba’s nature in general and more specifically the island's wild birds, and the Governor pledged his support for their work.

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Chuck-will's Widow in the Bahamas

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 13:31

A large and healthy population of Chuck-will's Widow Caprimulgus carolinensis has been discovered on Andros, Abaco and Grand Bahama. The species has long been considered a rare to uncommon winter visitor to the Bahamas, but surveys in 2007 and 2009 have totally changed our understanding of this nightjar, highlighting the need for similar surveys (for a number of endemic and globally threatened nocturnal birds) throughout the Caribbean.

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