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Oct 19

Ducks in Trinidad returned

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The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust in Trinidad collaborated with two avicultural organisations to reintroduce 2 endangered species of waterfowl through the Trust’s Breed & Release progammes.

 

The White-faced whistling ducks (Dendrocygna viduata) and most of the White-cheeked or Bahama pintails (Anas bahamensis) in the Trust’s breeding stocks were destroyed by feral hounds during the struggle to protect the ecosystem services of the Nariva Swamp, from the illegal large-scale rice farmers.  The Nariva Swamp is Trinidad & Tobago’s first Ramsar site of international importance. 

 

In 2012 and 2013 two flocks of both whistling ducks and pintails were transported from American and European collections to start over an release programma at the Point-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust. Read more here...


 
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