Saving Dominican Forest and the Bicknell’s Thrush

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Bicknell’s Thrush in Trouble on Wintering Grounds

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That’s why Hugh Powell’s newest report on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology blog that Bicknell’s Thrush surveys in the Dominican Republic have revealed illegal clearing is so chilling. The expanse of cloud forest also serves critical, irreplaceable ecological functions for both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Count on Cornell and their Dominican partner Grupo Jaragua to keep you keep you posted on developments in the Sierra de Bahoruco.

The Smallest Trogons in Costa Rica

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Go birding for the first time in the Dominican Republic and you might wonder if a Broad-billed Tody is a flycatcher, a really lazy hummingbird, or if some super cute stuffed animal came to life. Sharing much of the same range in Costa Rica as the Gartered Trogon, this beautiful, little shining bird replaces the Gartered in the understory of humid forest. It doesn’t like to come to the edge, nor leave the shade of the forest, but is still common in most suitable sites.

Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle & Sharpe

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Having a tropical maritime climate, birding the West Indies comes with a lot of water, from sea spray to humid forests. Or How a Serbian Suave Playboy Promoted Birding the Caribbean. Oh, the joys of slipping through the pages of a new book that has just arrived, the Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle and Sharpe. I am checking the References and one name, expectedly, stands out: Bond, J.

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Coasts at Risk Report Expands Thinking on Natural Hazards

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fishermen, at dawn after a night of fishing on Samana Bay, tend to their nets and catch at the town of Sanchez, Dominican Republic. The contrast at the border between Haiti (largely deforested, background) and neighboring Dominican Republic (with trees, foreground) has been a classic example of the role of natural capital in reducing disaster vulnerability.

Antarctic Invaders, Fungal Wonders and Birds Galore

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Bad, bad Bambi : Deer overgrazing of natives now blamed for garlic mustard prevalence in North American forests. Local knowledge helps scientists track rare wildlife in the Dominican Republic. Gardening for cassowaries : conservationists work to “de-fragment” the forest to save the iconic Australian bird. A bird that twists it’s head like a snake and hisses: the European Wryneck, aptly known as the Jynx bird.

10 Best Coastal Eco-Resorts

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Treebones Resort, Big Sur, California – Nestled between Los Padres National Forest and the Pacific Ocean, this getaway remains true to the region’s hippie roots. Guests can hike through redwood forests, kayak in the marine sanctuary, or indulge in an in-yurt massage. Once settled into one of 25 rosewood villas, guests can take guided hikes through the tropical forest, snorkel, mountain bike, or even water-ski. Summer is finally approaching.

Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I am particularly inspired by the immense ecological knowledge of some of the individuals in the forest-dwelling communities that I work that links them to the natural world. Selena conducting ecological sampling in a tea forest.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I am particularly inspired by the immense ecological knowledge of some of the individuals in the forest-dwelling communities that I work that links them to the natural world. Selena conducting ecological sampling in a tea forest.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I am particularly inspired by the immense ecological knowledge of some of the individuals in the forest-dwelling communities that I work that links them to the natural world. Selena conducting ecological sampling in a tea forest.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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It should be noted that this is a big under-estimate of Historical Carbon Debt because it is based solely on fossil fuel-derived CO2 and ignores that due to other GHGs, cement manufacture and de-forestation. At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action.