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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 recentl...

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Caribbean Seabird Tracking Pilot Study Gives Encouraging Results

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 18:16

Dog Island IBA is an uninhabited offshore islet lying northwest of the Caribbean UK Overseas Territory (UKOT) of Anguilla, and is considered to be the second most imp...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 transitiona...

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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. Endangered means the specie...

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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 Impo...

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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 acr...

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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. During November and December 2011, researchers from the Société Audubo...

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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 ...

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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 Pterodroma hasitata has been discovered in Haiti by the efforts of a joint Dominican – Haitian field team. Black-c...

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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 Car...

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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 conservat...

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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. This environmental event is c...

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BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-twenty

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:15

This year, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) celebrates 20 years of funding environmental projects around the world through the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). During these 20...

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Threatened whistling-ducks arrive at Woodbourne, Barbados

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 14:40

The BirdLife Caribbean Program established Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge on Barbados in 2009 with funding and support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Serv...

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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. Here are the details of the competition. The Department of Environment, Montserrat invi...

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Grupo Jaragua celebrates 2nd year of the Bahoruco Summer Camp

Fri, 23/09/2011 - 05:59

The Bahoruco Summer Camp was held for a second year in a row in the town of Puerto Escondido, Dominican Republic, on the 27 and 28 of last August. This free educational a...

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