Illegal Deforestation Continues in the Dominican Republic

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Clearing of natural forest for agriculture within the limits of Jaragua National Park. / © Miguel A. Landestoy

Clearing of natural forest for agriculture within the limits of Jaragua National Park. / © Miguel A. Landestoy

Sierra de Bahoruco National Park is a vital haven for some of the rarest endemic birds in the Caribbean Basin—such as the La Selle Thrush, Western Chat-Tanager, and White-winged Warbler. But its cloud-forest habitat is being illegally logged and cleared for crops. And conservationists say the government of the Dominican Republic is doing little to stop it. Read the article from Cornell Lab of Ornithology Living Bird magazine

 

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