In 2002, The Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds introduced the Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival to raise public awareness and appreciation of the region’s rich and threatened bird life.
Hon. Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Matthew Walter, has said that the Sisserou and Jacko parrots are the only two species endemic to Dominica. As a result, his Ministry has gone to lengths to raise awareness for the conservation of these endangered species along with other species of birds.
“Over the years, the Division, with the support of my Ministry and assistance from the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation and several local partners, has placed great emphasis in producing a high quality programme for the annual Endemic Birds Festival and the division achievements in the field of bird conservation and public awareness have already been noted at the regional level.”
This will be the eighth consecutive year that Dominica will participate in this bird festival. The theme chosen for this year’s festival is, “Go Wild… Go Birding.”cont./
Courtesy of: Government Information Service (GIS)
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