Manatees, parrots, and turtles need your help!
Casa de Campo and La Romana Bayahibe’s charm not only attracts thousands of people every year, it’s also one of the favorite places for many other animal species. Recently we shared 10 awesome marine animals that inhabit our shores, and this time we share with you 3 species that live close by which are in danger of extinction and whose conservation is in our hands.
Our friends in the Dominican Foundation for Marine Research (FUNDEMAR), in partnership with The Humane Society International, are developing a public campaign for the protection of wildlife in the Southeastern part of the country (that’s us!), with which they seek to raise awareness for us to take care for and protect these animals in danger of extinction.
The campaign focuses especially on three species that are extremely threatened by hunting and trafficking, activities that violate the Law of Environment and Natural Resources. The three species are:
1. The Hispaniola Parrot (Amazona ventralis)
2. The Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
3. The Manatee (Trichechidae)
July 1, 2015
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