Report of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Coordinators’ Meeting

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Sheylda N. Díaz-Méndez

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meeting, caribbean, endemic bird festival

Abstract

THE SOCIETY for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB) celebrates the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF) from 22 April to 22 May every year. Countries from all over the region have joined in this celebration helping to make it a success. Our purpose is to increase public awareness of the region’s high endemism and rich bird life through many activities. For the first time in 2007, we adopted a conservation theme: Climate Change. The theme proved to be the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about this critical issue–how it will likely affect our region’s birds and habitats, and the actions we can all take to help stop it. There were multiple showings of Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth” which we distributed to all coordinators. Coordinators distributed and displayed the Global Warming and the Caribbean Fact Sheet and the poster designed exclusively for the CEBF, as well as excellent materials from International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) that included a climate change education booklet, posters, stickers, and even bird tattoos. 

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