BirdLife is running a set of dynamic and diverse conservation initiatives throughout the Caribbean.
The objectives of the Program are to continue developing and implementing a coherent, integrated Caribbean bird conservation program based around the Important Bird Area initiative that will achieve measurable conservation gain.
- IBA identification and documentation
- Site conservation action
- Working with community-based Site Support Groups
- West Indian Whistling-duck and Wetlands Conservation program
- Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival
- Education and awareness initiatives
- NGO capacity development
The Caribbean is a high priority for BirdLife. It is home to over 560 species of bird, more than 25% of which are endemic to the region, and 56 are globally threatened. The Caribbean Program has been running since 2000. It has focused on the development of an integrated bird conservation program based firmly on the Important Bird Area initiative. Starting initially with IBA identification and documentation, the program has quickly added site conservation actions and education/awareness activities to its portfolio.
BirdLife's Caribbean programme publishes a twice-yearly newsletter featuring a wealth of stories from around the region. It is available to download here.
Donate to BirdLife Caribbean's Program
If you would like to donate directly to BirdLife's Caribbean Progam, please print off the following PDF form and return it to us at:
Significant program funding from the MacArthur Foundation, the British Birdwatching Fair and, in 2003, from the Global Environment Facility (UNEP-GEF) has helped enable the BirdLife Caribbean Program to deliver some real benefits to the birds, biodiversity and people of the Caribbean.
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