News Dominican Republic

Laguna de Oviedo’s community mangroves

Fri, 23/08/2013 - 18:33

Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) has just successfully finished their 18-month site-project entitled Mangroves in Laguna de Oviedo: conservation status...

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Minister of the Environment signs into destruction of Sierra de Bahoruco IBA, Dominican Republic

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 12:36

Sierra de Bahoruco, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in the Dominican Republic has been recently identified as an IBA in Danger and is under immediate threat from development,

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Caribbean Partners get their “mangroove” on for World Wetlands Day

Tue, 09/04/2013 - 16:51

Grupo Jaragua and Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. marked World Wetlands Day with programmes aimed at raising awareness of the value and benefits delivered by the Caribbean’s shrinking coastal mangroves.

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Agreements that seek to protect 474 hectares of threatened forests in Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic are signed

Thu, 13/09/2012 - 17:35

During the 2012 BirdLife Americas Partnership Meeting three agreements were signed for land acquisition in key IBAs in Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic.

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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.

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Haiti´s inland mangroves disappear under rising waters

Wed, 14/03/2012 - 14:59

As part of a Haiti-wide mangrove survey, the Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine (FoProBiM) has undertaken visits to Trou Caïman and Lac Azuéi Important Bird Areas to search these brackish lakes for remnants of inland mangroves.

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The Caribbean wetland experience

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 17:01

This year’s World Wetlands Day (WWD) theme is “Wetlands and Tourism” and BirdLife Partners in the Caribbean are ready to be part of the experience.

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Las primeras imágenes captadas de un pichón dan esperanza a un ave marina amenazada del Caribe

Fri, 13/01/2012 - 11:08

Una nueva localidad de anidación para el diablotín Pterodroma hasitata ha sido descubierta en Haití a través de los esfuerzos en el campo de un grupo de colaboradores dominicanos y haitianos.

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First ever chick photos give hope for threatened Caribbean seabird

Fri, 13/01/2012 - 05:54

A new nesting location for Black-capped Petrel has been discovered in Haiti by the efforts of a joint Dominican – Haitian field team.

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Pequeñas donaciones, gran conservación de manglares

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 21:27

La Alianza para la Conservación del Manglar Neotropical otorgó su primera pequeña donación al Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en la República Dominicana) como parte de una iniciativa para catalizar la conservación comunal de manglares en el Caribe Insular.

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Small grants, big conservation for mangroves

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 20:55

The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance has awarded its first small grant to Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) as part of an initiative to catalyze community-based mangrove conservation in the Insular Caribbean.

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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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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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$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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República Dominicana celebró el Día Mundial de las Aves

Wed, 01/06/2011 - 03:51

Las aves han acompañado al hombre a lo largo de la historia. Sus cantos les han alegrado la vida, y su belleza y colorido han inspirado a pintores, escritores y poetas. Pero ese mismo hombre al que han dado tanto goce, es también su mayor peligro.

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Festival de las Aves Endémicas del Caribe: llamado a la juventud

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 22:14

Comenzó el viernes santo el Décimo Festival de las Aves Endémicas del Caribe, coordinado, como cada año, por la Sociedad para la Conservación y el Estudio de las Aves del Caribe (SCSCB), la más grande organización conservacionista de la región, cuyo objetivo es la conservación de la vida silvestre en el Caribe isleño.

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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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