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World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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Each year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world''s developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

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Parrot, Parrot, Parrakeet, Hummingbird

10,000 Birds

After a year in a large flight cage, the Parrots will be released in an attempt to establish a third population; existing breeding centers in El Yunque rainforest and the Rio Abajo Nature Preserve number almost 400, with roughly 100 more estimated to exist in the wild. And if your life list includes Bahama Woodstar , you might want to get back out into the field.

2015 147

Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

These locations have been scored as ‘developing countries’ displaying their ability to maintain a continuing drive toward preserving the environment, positive human rights practices and creating a “sustainable, community-based tourism industry.” The Bahamas.

2012 152

The Whistle Blowers

10,000 Birds

They are found in the Bahamas, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos, Antigua, Barbuda and Jamaica. A recent focus has been on habitat preservation since wetlands in the Caribbean are a very scarce resource.

2011 256

Birding at the Tip of Florida: A Bit of Everything

10,000 Birds

It’s not just the warblers as other eastern birds such as Yellow-throated Vireo , Summer Tanager , and Least Flycatcher also winter annually in small numbers in the various parks, preserves, and management areas. La Sagra’s Flycatcher , Thick-billed Vireo , Western Spindalis , and Bahama Mockingbird are the most regularly occurring, but other species show up to like Loggerhead Kingbird and Bahama Woodstar.

We Don’t See Borders — We Just See Blue

Conservancy Talk

Kenred Dorsett, Minister from the Bahamas, announced new commitments to marine protected areas for his country and funding for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative that will help the Bahamas protect their ocean, and the livelihoods of those who depend on it.

7 Embracing Eco-Caribbean Summer Destinations

Eco Chic

The waters of Bonaire are known as one of the best scuba locations in the world, and the island is proud of the work it does to preserve its marine eco-system. Image via Small Hope Bay Lodge , a low-impact destination on Andros Island, Bahamas.

Collaborative List 2017 – February

10,000 Birds

Submissions for February have been received from Austria, Australia, UK, Japan, Costa Rica, Serbia, Mexico, USA, The Bahamas and Lichtenstein. Sands Point Preserve. The Retreat, Bahamas National Trust. BS-Bahamas-Nassau-New Gate Road – 25.0644x-77.3035.

2017 130

Collaborative List – April 2017

10,000 Birds

Sands Point Preserve. The Retreat, Bahamas National Trust. BS-Bahamas-Nassau-New Gate Road – 25.0644x-77.3035. Bahama Woodstar – Calliphlox evelynae. It worked! After last month’s chastisement for shying away from the share button, Mike has come good.

2017 130

Collaborative List – August 2017

10,000 Birds

Sands Point Preserve. Ramsey Canyon Preserve (formerly Mile Hi Ranch). The Retreat, Bahamas National Trust. BS-Bahamas-Nassau-New Gate Road – 25.0644x-77.3035.

2017 130

Collaborative list – December 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Bahama Woodstar – Calliphlox evelynae. Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. So what do you want first? The numbers? The accolades? The lifers?

2018 141

Collaborative List – April 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. McInnish Park–Elm Fork Nature Preserve.

2018 130

Collaborative List – February 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. Bahama Woodstar – Calliphlox evelynae. February birding can be tough. “They will still be there next week” can no longer be used as an excuse to avoid some heavy weather.

2018 130

Collaborative List – January 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. Bahama Woodstar – Calliphlox evelynae. Oh, the thrill of a new list! Just 3 days into a new year and already the beats had contributed more than 20% of last year’s total.

2018 130

Collaborative List – July 2018

10,000 Birds

And so to summer. Traditionally, the slow season, but the beats have mopped their collective brow and outdone their previous efforts. The UK has been birded clean by Tom as he ends his Little Big Year (Part 1).

2018 133

Collaborative list – August 2018

10,000 Birds

Is it wrong of me to go birding to get away from the kids now that they are at home all day? August is the make or break month for relationships. Can the whole family live together in harmony during the school holidays? Bravo if you have. Happy birding if you suddenly find yourself single.

2018 130

Collaborative List – June 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. It’s all been happening this month. Just when we thought that the beats deserved a quiet month after the exertions of May, they came out with Bushnell’s blazing and gave June both barrels!

2018 130

Collaborative List – May 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. McInnish Park–Elm Fork Nature Preserve. That was May. Month of months.

2018 130

Collaborative List – March 2018

10,000 Birds

San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. Claire and Grant have made it back to civilisation after sharing a checklist for almost every day of February. Their submissions didn’t quite make it into the February count, so we shall use them to boost the March figures.

2018 130

Collaborative List – November 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Bahama Woodstar – Calliphlox evelynae. Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve.

2018 141

Collaborative List – October 2018

10,000 Birds

In a month that contained the eBird Big Day , we can naturally expect that the beats have been racing about providing much fodder for the collaborative list. The two most prolific contributors, Pat and Tom, have been sharing their birding space in Costa Rica.

2018 141

Collaborative list – September 2018

10,000 Birds

The nights are drawing in and the mornings are cooler and noticeably damper. It’s September and time for birds to start their southerly journeys. The beats have been out to line their route and cheer them along, wishing them bon voyage and a safe return next spring.

2018 141

Conscious in the Caribbean: Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts

Eco Chic

I love the Caribbean, from the Virgin Islands (British and US) to the Antilles and the Bahamas, and over my lifetime I’ve seen many of the gorgeous isles that populate that special sea between North and South America. There are always enough chairs and shade on Bucuti’s portion of the beautiful Eagle Beach! A low density of guests ensures no annoying overcrowding on the beach or anywhere else at the resort.