Chris Merkord Posted October 8, 2013 Share Posted October 8, 2013 This isn't from the Waterbird Society, but I thought I would post it here anyway. The following appeared in the Birding Community E-Bulletin: MORE ON SHOREBIRDS IN THE CARIBBEANLast month we reported on the changing situation on the island of Barbados, with some encouraging improvements in the area of shorebird conservation:http://refugeassociation.org/?p=7904/#gauntletNow from elsewhere in the Caribbean, specifically the French West Indies (Guadeloupe, Martinique), there is more good shorebird news. Last month, in a decision from Paris, the Ministry of Environment moved to protect the Red Knot from hunting pressure on these islands. Stiff penalties will be applied if a hunter on either of the islands shoots a Red Knot.Although Red Knots are scarce in the region, this is still an important additional step in terms of shorebird conservation in the Caribbean. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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