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The Jaragua Summer Camp: fifteen years of...

Thu, 22/09/2011
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.

Shooting of Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation...

Thu, 15/09/2011
Two tracked Whimbrels have been shot by hunters on Guadeloupe, highlighting the danger for shorebirds in the Caribbean part of their flyway.

Ecotourism taking roots in Turquino-Bayamesa, Cuba

Wed, 14/09/2011
Communities around Turquino-Bayamesa IBA are establishing management measures to conserve the watershed, forest and improve life conditions.

Jamaica may cease to be “the fairest isle that...

Wed, 14/09/2011
Climate models indicate that Jamaica is likely to experience significant changes in temperature, precipitation, sea-level rise and extreme weather events.

BirdLife and the Ramsar Convention focus on...

Wed, 13/07/2011
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.

An update on Montserrat’s efforts to address the...

Thu, 23/06/2011
An update on the project ‘Reducing the impact of feral livestock in and around the Centre Hills’.

$4.3 Million for Neotropical Migratory Birds and...

Wed, 22/06/2011
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.

Grupo Jaragua realiza visita al Parque Nacional...

Tue, 12/04/2011
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.

Laguna de Oviedo becomes a living classroom...

Tue, 12/04/2011
On 2 February, Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) started their 2011 calendar of environmental festivities by celebrating World Wetlands Day

Endangered Yellow-shouldered Blackbird on “...

Mon, 28/02/2011
An authoritative online life history for the Endangered Yellow-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius xanthomus has been published on Neotropical Birds Online.

Tackling the problem of feral livestock on...

Mon, 31/01/2011
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.

Trees of Life

Wed, 26/01/2011
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.

Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: Key Sites...

Mon, 10/01/2011
348 pages, £22.99, Available to buy. This publication puts a spotlight on the Caribbean network of Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

The Mangrove Alliance: a natural solution to a...

Tue, 14/12/2010
A new alliance of BirdLife Partners and other organisations aims to conserve, restore and manage mangrove forests sustainably throughout the American tropics. The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance has already received a huge boost, with support from the MacArthur Foundation to coordinate activities put mangrove conservation actions in place at priority sites in the Caribbean islands.

Haitian children celebrate biodiversity during...

Fri, 26/11/2010
In the far south-east corner of Haiti, children in the town of Anse-a-Pitres are showing their appreciation of the avian gifts that nature offers . In celebration of World Bird Festival 2010, some of the children at the AMSAI Chemen Lajwa Kindergarten participated in endemic bird identification activities at the end of October.

Las IBAs en República Dominicana a sólo un "...

Thu, 25/11/2010
El directorio nacional de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves (IBAs) en República Dominicana está disponible para su descarga (en formato PDF) en el sitio web de Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana).