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The Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment is an interactive project in constant evolution. We invite you to send us your contributions and to be a part of our virtual community.

Why contribute to the Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment?

Currently, in the Dominican Republic, there is no complete, up-to-date, in-depth research on the environment, its current state and its impact on the sustainable development of the country.

As part of its mission, the Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment offers the most complete and up-to-date information on the environment and the natural resources in the country and presents the projects undertaken by public, private and non-governmental sectors in the field of the environment, the legislation that exists for its protection and its impact on the nation’s sustainable development.

In order to improve this initiative, we invite you to be a part of the process. Send us your contribution in the form of articles, photographs, videos o graphs. We will place your contribution on the website and your name in our list of contributors.

Who can participate?

Anyone with interest in contributing with information of any kind on the environment, regardless of whether he or she is a recognized expert, a student, an educator or a professional in fields related to the natural sciences and biology. Organizations of the public and private sectors, and particularly government institutions and non-governmental organizations whose work revolves around any aspect of the environment are also welcome.

Written Contribution

As an author, you can contribute by providing new content to the Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment, or by expanding existing content in your field of expertise.

The categories for written contributions are:

  • News articles
  • New terms
  • Expansion of definitions
  • Data and figures
  • Informative reports
  • Press releases
  • Information on research and projects related to the environment

Multimedia contributions

  • Photography/Illustrations
  • Tables and graphs
    • Photographs, illustrations, tables and graphs can be uploaded in one of the following formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .tif, .tiff or .pdf.
    • The size of photographs, illustrations, tables and graphs must be at least 800 KB.
  • Video clips
    • Videos can be uploaded in one of the following formats: .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .avi.
    • They must have a maximum size of 1024 MB and a maximum duration of 20 minutes.
  • Audio
    • Audio files may be uploaded in any of the following formats: .wav, .midi, .mp3, .wma, .mp4
    • Their size must be maximum 20 MB.

It is important that multimedia contributions be accompanied by a description because if they don’t, they will lack value.
The description must provide for each one the following information:

  • Subject
  • Place
  • Author
  • Equipment employed (in case it was produced by the contributor)
The majority of the images that are found on the internet cannot be uploaded, unless the proprietor explicitly authorizes their use. However, you may request permission from the author. If you obtain it, please send the authorization to and state it in the description of the image or video. It is advisable to attach a standard authorization statement similar to the one suggested here when you request authorization. Click here to see an example of statement.