Over 200 Youths Celebrate Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival

More than 200 Youths from Grenada’s Girl Guide and Boy Scout Association, showcased placards and chants for the protection of the Grenada Dove, during the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival march.

The march, which was organised by the Forestry & National Parks Department and the Grenada Dove Conservation Programme, was held on 26 April to mark the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF) 2013.

The CEBF is an annual month-long celebration of the Caribbean’s unique bird life and biodiversity.  The festival is celebrated in over 20 countries across the region, and begins on Earth Day April 22 and continues through to International Biodiversity Day on 22 May.

The march culminated at the Visitor Centre of the Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary where the youths engaged in an educational activities and information, photos of the Grenada Dove and other unique bird species were on display.

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Currently, the Forestry & National Parks Department and the Grenada Dove Conservation Programme is implementing a project to strengthen protection of the Grenada Doves by taking measures to preserve its habitat — the Perseverance/Beausejour Dove Sanctuary and the Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary.

Sen. Hon. Simon Steele, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, attended the event.

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