Friday, May 7, 2010

Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR


The project is conserving an endandered species by increasing its population and diversifying its distribution in the Dominican Republic. The project is educating school children, residents, and local communities about the plight of this species in order to raise awareness. The project includes training of local guides to facilitate bird-watching excursions, creating jobs and economic opportunities. "Bird tourism has a tremendous potential for species protection and job creation." Jake Kheel.
We are reintroducing 3-10 hawks a year of a total population of 300 remaining individuals. By expanding their distribution, we protect the precious few remaining hawks from extinction and improve their chances of survival.

You can help by making a donation through GlobalGiving:
http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/conserving-the-ridgways-hawk-in-punta-cana-dr/

2 comments:

Liza said...

You've got an interesting project. I'll share this blog to my friends and let them know about it. Good luck and more power.

-Liza
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sergio said...

Buenas tardes ,me parece muy interesante sus proyectos ,me encantaria contactarme con ustedes cuando visite Republica dominicana , tengo algo de experiencia en el manejo de aves rapaces , me encataria poder visitarlos y saber mas de los proyectos que estan llevandose acabo .
Hace 2 aƱos trate de comunicarme con algunos birdwatchers pero no fue posible salir al campo.
Sergio Taba C.