Dove continues toward finding no Sanctuary in Grenada
Pressure continues to be put on the government of Grenada and the Four Seasons Hotel Group by conservationists worldwide, after proposed plans to build a large-scale resort on one of the last remaining habitats for Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi appear to continue unabated.
The Mount Hartman National Park – coined the ‘Dove Sanctuary’ – is to be sold to make way for the Four Seasons Resort.
The National Park holds 22% of the global population of this Critically Endangered bird – equating to just 20 pairs.
Since news of the potential sale of the park was announced a number of ornithologists, conservation organisations and high-profile supporters have lent their voice to the campaign, putting forward arguments against the sale and condemning the government of Grenada and Four Seasons for what are deemed by many to be “irresponsible” actions. …
Noted author Graeme Gibson, who alongside Margaret Atwood [listen also here] is a co-patron of BirdLife’s Rare Bird Club, has created a website offering advice and information to those who are interested in supporting the campaign and lobbying both Grenada and the Four Seasons.
The website can be found at: www.grenadadovecampaign.com
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