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OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS, increased conservation
awareness has transpired in several Caribbean islands.
This heightened awareness has in turn, nurtured
ornithological research and conservation efforts
throughout the region. These efforts, however,
are poorly known outside the region itself. This
symposium will synthesize current ornithological
research and conservation activities in the Caribbean
region. Several case studies will be presented
in the Symposium. Similarities and differences in
conservation approaches will be highlighted. Each
presentation will address avian conservation threats,
research priorities, and solutions. The discussion of
these key case studies will illustrate the research
and conservation priorities for the region, and help
integrate these largely island efforts into those of
the larger North American ornithological community.
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