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IBAs of the DR

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Red RD


Aves endémicas y amenazadas RD


DO001: Cayos Siete Hermanos


DO002: Nalga de Maco-R. Limpio


DO003: Armando Bermúdez


DO004: Sierra de Neyba


DO005: Lago Enriquillo


DO006: Sierra de Bahoruco


DO007: Jaragua


DO008: Laguna de Cabral


DO009: Bahoruco Oriental


DO010:Sierra de Martín García


DO011: Valle Nuevo


DO012:Ebano Verde


DO013: Loma Quita Espuela


DO014: Loma Guaconejo


DO015: Loma La Humeadora


DO016: Honduras


DO017: Bahía de las Calderas


DO018: Los Haitises


DO019:Laguna Limón


DO020:PN del Este


DO021: Punta Cana





Important Bird Areas 


The Important Bird Areas (IBA) program, established by BirdlLife International, is the most ambitious initiative for biodiversity conservation on a global scale. Here we present some of the work related to this program in the Dominican Republic carried out by Grupo Jaragua in collaboration with many institutions, bot governmental and private.  The identification of IBAS was carried out through a simple, yet rigurous methodology that allows the identification of areas considered to be important for birds (and biodiversity in general) using well defined, and standardized criteria.


The first criterion identifies sites where significant numbers of bird species considered to be endangered, vulnerable or their populations in decline (according to international lists, such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature -IUCN- Red List of Endangered Species).  Another criterion refers to places where species occur in a very limited area (less than 50,000km2).  A third criterion identifies species restricted to unique and endangered habitats.  A fourth criterion includes sites that support large bird aggregations of birds.



Get to know the DR's IBAs


To the left, you will find the factsheets for each.




Launching of IBAs DR Directory

Grupo Jaragua, with its collaborators from the Ministry of the Environment and INTEC university, launched the Important Bird Areas for the DR Directory at the National Botanic Garden on August 5th, 2010.   The book authors (Laura Perdomo, Yvonne Arias, Yolanda León and David Wege), describe in detail 21 of the priority sites for bird conservation in DR, covering approximately 7,200 km², or 13% of the DRs territory.  The book launch marks the start of a rescue effort for global biodiversity, which involves the actions of many institutions, agencies and individuals.  On behalf of BirdLife International, Amiro Pérez Leroux, interim secretary of the Americas program, attended and spoke at the event.  Also, Andrés Chalas, the attorney general from the Environmental Attorneys office of the Dominican Republic, and the Director of Protected Areas for the Ministry of the Environment were present.

See related articles

Periódico Diario Libre

Página central de BirdLife International (en inglés) 

BirdLife Community (en español)

Boletín electrónico AICA (diciembre 2010)





Bulletins of the

IBAs-DR Program (Spanish only)


May 2010


Dec 2009


 Sep 2009


May 2009


Aug 2008


Apr 007


Dec 2006


Sep 2006


May 2006


Feb 2006


Oct 2005


Agosto 2005


Marzo 2005


Aug 2004


Feb 2004


Nov 2003


Mar 2003


Feb 2003



Other Publications from the IBAs DR Program


DR in Caribbean IBAs Book




DR in the IBAs Directory of the Americas



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Ultima actualización: 06 May 2011

Questions or comments about this page? Contact: Laura Perdomo (Laura.Perdomo[at]

or Mildred Dawaira Méndez (dawaira.26[at]