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Dominican Republic and the United States Work Together to Save the Thrush
Dominican Republic, 10/4/2015

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources have the mission to regulate protective actions for the migratory bird Thrush, which is in danger of extinction. This is a shared resource between both countries.

The thrush is a species that lives in the ecosystems of the Sierra de Bahoruco and Loma Quita Spur reserve in San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte province, and Canada, moving from one place to another at this time of year.

According to the digital portal of the national newspaper, Listín Diario, the Vice Minister of Protected Areas and Biodiversity, Daneris Santana, said that among the actions contemplated to develop to conserve the migratory species are: the construction of new checkpoints; increasing the number of rangers in areas where they spend their winter, and also continue to investigate and analyze the preferences of the species.

The thrush is the most senior species among the neo-tropical migratory bird conservation priority in the northeastern part of the United States, where it is restricted to high elevation forests for mating. Their contribution to global biodiversity has placed Hispaniola in a major category in terms of their biological importance.



Topic(s):    Biodiversity