14th Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival

parakeets_w304Caribbean countries celebrate today the 14th annual regional Endemic Bird Festival with activities aimed at encouraging the care and recovery of habitats of these species. The Festival of Caribbean Endemic Bird is always held between April 22, Earth Day and May 22, World Biodiversity Day.

Between this day and 22 May, governments, institutions and environmental groups in the area made the massive tree planting programs plus the media, lectures, tours, art exhibitions and other allusive actions theme. According Caribbean Birds, the organizer of the Festival, the goal of these initiatives is to create awareness among bird1-300x210 (1)citizens of all ages about the need to reclaim spaces in rural and urban areas for birds to live and grow.

This entity ensures that restore habitats also have economic benefits for the region as it will boost ecotourism. [. . .] Every year, thousands of people and more countries to the project, which seeks to protect and increase the population of more than 150 native species of the area are added.

For full article, see http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3736291&Itemid=1 and http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/mobile/career/Caribbean-festival-focuses-on-bird-conservation_11490204

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