News Caribbean

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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The Jaragua Summer Camp: fifteen years of experience in the environmental awareness of local communities

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 00:49

Last August, Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) held its 15th Jaragua Summer Camp and in turn, celebrated 15 years of continuous efforts towards a greater environmental awareness in local communities.

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Shooting of Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation of shorebird hunting in the Caribbean

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 16:03

Two tracked Whimbrels have been shot by hunters on Guadeloupe, highlighting the danger for shorebirds in the Caribbean part of their flyway.

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Ecotourism taking roots in Turquino-Bayamesa, Cuba

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 23:44

Communities around Turquino-Bayamesa IBA are establishing management measures to conserve the watershed, forest and improve life conditions.

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Jamaica may cease to be “the fairest isle that eyes ever beheld” in the face of climate change

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 00:44

Climate models indicate that Jamaica is likely to experience significant changes in temperature, precipitation, sea-level rise and extreme weather events.

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BirdLife and the Ramsar Convention focus on mangrove conservation in the Americas

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 18:39

BirdLife recently attended the 2nd meeting of the Ramsar Convention’s Regional Initiative for the Conservation and Wise Use of Mangroves and Coral Reefs in the Americas.

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An update on Montserrat’s efforts to address the issue of feral livestock

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 17:49

An update on the project ‘Reducing the impact of feral livestock in and around the Centre Hills’.

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$4.3 Million for Neotropical Migratory Birds and Habitat Conservation

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 14:12

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $4.3 million in grants for 34 projects that will support neotropical migratory bird conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Grupo Jaragua realiza visita al Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 18:12

Como parte de los proyectos de conservación y protección al medio ambiente y los recursos naturales en la República Dominicana, que realiza el Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana), fue realizada la excursión al Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco , con el objetivo de incentivar a la visita del parque.

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Laguna de Oviedo becomes a living classroom during wetlands celebrations in Dominican Republic

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 17:18

On 2 February, Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) started their 2011 calendar of environmental festivities by celebrating World Wetlands Day

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Endangered Yellow-shouldered Blackbird on “Neotropical Birds”

Mon, 28/02/2011 - 11:28

An authoritative online life history for the Endangered Yellow-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius xanthomus has been published on Neotropical Birds Online.

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Tackling the problem of feral livestock on Montserrat

Mon, 31/01/2011 - 11:18

Invasive species have had a devastating impact on island biodiversity around the world and are one of the main drivers of species extinction on islands.

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Trees of Life

Wed, 26/01/2011 - 23:25

The name Hurricane Hole might conjure images of howling winds and crashing seas. In fact, this collection of bays on the southern shore of St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a sheltered sanctuary whose crystalline waters offer safe haven for young fish.

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Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: Key Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

348 pages, £22.99, Available to buy. This publication puts a spotlight on the Caribbean network of Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

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