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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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Vertebrates get the Red List treatment in Cuba

Tue, 06/03/2012 - 11:11

The Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática has just published the first ever Red Data Book for Cuban terrestrial vertebrates. The book provides a detailed baseline on the conservation status for 165 specie...

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Ecotourism taking roots in Turquino-Bayamesa, Cuba

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 23:44

Communities around Turquino-Bayamesa Important Bird Area (IBA), with support of Empresa Nacional para la Protección de la Flora y la Fauna (ENPFF) and Centro Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (CNAP),...

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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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Zapata Rail on the edge

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 13:58

Zapata Rail Cyanolimnas cerverai is a very poorly-known waterbird endemic to Cuba, and today a relict species from the Zapata Swamp in western Cuba. The bird’s elusive nature has caused confusion within the ornithological community as to its status...

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