Forestry Division hosts presentation on endemic birds

The hummingbird is resident to Dominica and other Caribbean islands. Photo credit: www.focusonnature.com

The Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division, in partnership with the University of the West Indies Open Campus, cordially invite the general public to a Presentation entitled Birds…So What!. This is one of the many activities for the observance of the 2011 Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival.

Assistant Forest Officer Stephen Durand, one of the Dominica’s birding experts will deliver the presentation, which will be in the form of a PowerPoint slide show.

Venue:        Auditorium of UWI Open Campus on Elmshall Road

Date:           Thursday 12th May 2011

Time:           7:30 p.m.

The Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival (CEBF) has been celebrated annually across the region since 2002, and the festival usually runs from Earth Day (22nd April) to World Biodiversity Day (22nd May). This will be the eighth consecutive year that Dominica participates in this Bird Festival , the purpose of which is to raise public awareness and appreciation of our region’s exceptionally rich and threatened bird life. The Caribbean’s celebrated endemic birds are used as flagship species for conservation throughout the region.

The theme chosen by the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds for this year’s festival is “Go Wild… Go Birding”. This is to highlight our focus on reaching out to youths and adults alike in learning about birds, birding and bird conservation, while enjoying the outdoors.

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2 Comments

  1. Allicock
    May 11, 2011

    Hats off to you extremely hard working fellas, hope to be there!

  2. Cool!!
    May 11, 2011

    Should be interesting. I’ll be there!!

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