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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. This critical habitat hosts...

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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. It is...

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Proyecto conservación de iguanas une a haitianos y dominicanos

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 19:41

SANTO DOMINGO. 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 ...

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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 (BNT, BirdLife in the Bahamas) have been making surveys of seabird colonies in western and south-western Ba...

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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 unfolding elsewhere in the country. The mountainous...

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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 Siboney-Jutic¡ Ecological Reserve (an Important Bird Area), managed by the Eastern Centre...

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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. El sonido de una corneta tipo minivuvuzela emparentada con claxon de camión de basura rasgó ese sabr...

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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 par...

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An Aruba without Troupial, Prikichi, Patrushi or Shoco?

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:11

Invasive Boa constrictor serious threat to Aruba’s beloved bird populations! The presence of the invasive Boa constrictor was first documented in Aruba in April of 1999. Ever since, th...

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Bahama Oriole on the edge

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:54

The splitting of the Greater Antillean Oriole Icterus dominicensis into four separate species – as detailed in a recent paper by Melissa Price and Bill Hayes - has formally been accepted by the American Ornithologists' Union. This taxonomic rev...

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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 accordin...

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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 V...

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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...

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Aruba Birdlife Conservation visits Governor

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 14:03

Recently, Aruba Birdlife Conservation (which was established in May 2010) visited the Governor of Aruba, Mr Fredis Refunjol. The Governor was informed of the role the foundation intends to play in conserving ...

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Chuck-will's Widow in the Bahamas

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 13:31

Chuck-will's Widow Caprimulgus carolinensis breeds across much of the eastern United States and winters in Florida, Central America, the West Indies and northern South America. The species has long been considered a ra...

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Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar on "Neotropical Birds"

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 11:11

An authoritative online life history for the Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar Caprimulgus noctitherus has been published on Neotrop...

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Endangered Bahama Swallow on "Neotropical Birds"

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 09:27

An authoritative online life history for the Endangered Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyanoviridis has been published on Neotropical Birds Online. The species account deals with ide...

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Reefs and Mangroves Essential for Economic Growth in Dominican Republic

Wed, 14/07/2010 - 18:26

The degradation of coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs and mangroves, could cost the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic nearly USD $100 mill...

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