News Caribbean

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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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 Neotropical Birds Online ...

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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...

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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 million and threaten the livelihoods of Dominican fishermen who depend on these ecosystems for survival.

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Zapata Rail on the edge

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 13:58

Zapata Rail is a very poorly-known waterbird now confined to the Zapata Swamp in western Cuba. The bird’s elusive nature has caused confusion within the ornithological community as to its status – confusion that may have unwittingly provided a smoke screen to a very real threat that may be driving the species to extinction.

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Grand Cayman mangrove buffer ripped up

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 21:35

As the National Trust launches its campaign to push for the long awaited conservation law, Grand Cayman has lost another significant stretch of natural habitat from the North Sound coastline.

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Last remaining mangrove wetland in Barbados disappearing

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 19:54

A new environmental study sharply critical of the Government of Barbados shows the key Graeme Hall mangrove wetland is disappearing due to outside pollution and poor water quality.

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Eastern Caribbean students draw attention to seabirds

Mon, 28/06/2010 - 08:39

Three pupils from Dominica, Antigua and Martinique have secured their schools EC$300 for books on nature conservation. Emma Farley, Jordan Simmons and Christelle Brunot are the winners of Environmental Protection In the Caribbean’s (EPIC) Eastern Caribbean poster competition, ‘Why are Seabirds Important?’.

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