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National Avian Education Programme Summary

Seabirds are among the most fascinating creatures inhabiting the oceans of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. From the Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) with an impressive 8-foot wingspan, to the Petrels or Jesus Birds said to be able to walk on water, and the amazing high-speed, 50-foot plunge-dives of the Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) –very little is known locally about their way of life because of the proportion of time they spend at sea.
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Union Island geckos are classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN

Union Island geckos are classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, signifying their very
high risk of extinction.
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SVGPF makes grant to the Botanical Garden of St. Vincent to propagate the national flower

The Preservation Fund project to support the Botanical Gardens in propagating 500 Soufriere Trees (national flower) and 500 Lignum Vitae trees (tree of life) is bearing fruit!!!
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Bird Conservation Grant

the National Avian Education Program of SCIENCE, led by Lystra Culzac, founder of Avian Eyes were recently the recipient of a grant, US$15,100 from the St Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund (SVGPF).
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GRANT TO FUNDACION CETHUS TO SUPPORT WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION IN BEQUIA AND BARROUALLIE

The SVGPF made a grant of USD $24,600 to Fundacion Cethus, in partnership with the Barrouallie Heritage and Tourism Organisation, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the Animal Welfare Institute, to support the next six months of a long-term program to (i) assist the remaining humpback whalers in Bequia transition to sustainable community-based whale/nature watching and (ii) evaluate and find economically and environmentally sustainable alternatives to small cetacean (small whales and dolphins) hunting in Barrouallie, St Vincent.
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March 2016

Capacity Building for conservation of sea turtles in St Vincent and the Grenadines - National Parks Rivers and Beaches Authority and Fisheries Department
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December 2015

Union Island Gecko Initiative - An emergency project to save the critically endangered Gonatodes daudini
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