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The tragedy of Sierra de Bahoruco
bosque recién cortado en Las Abejas

IBAs in Danger!IBAsInDanger

+350 IBAs están globalmente amenazadas

Documents and GJ's position on the case of Bahía de las Aguilas

Destruction of Loma Charco Azul

Another serious problem in the Biosphere Reserve

GJ es parte del Comité MAB Dominicano

Grupo Jaragua is a non-governmental organization from the Dominican Republic that works for the sustainable management of the biodiversity of Hispaniola island, with emphasis on the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve.




Grupo Jaragua was created in 1987 to provide support from civil society for the implementation and comanagement of Jaragua National Park.  This Park had been established in 1983 and its management plan was drafted in 1986.


In 1989 Grupo Jaragua received legal status as a non-profit organization under Dominican Republic´s laws. The same year it became the first NGO to sign a co-management agreement of a protected area with the Dominican Government. In 2002, Jaragua National Park, along with two other Parks from the region, became part of the first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for the DR, named Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo.

Grupo Jaragua, has worked with emphasis on Jaragua National park, but through time, its expanding its work, in terms of area to the Biosphere Reserve and in terms of environmental advocacy and policy, to the national and international level.

Part of the root causes that originally motivated the creation of Grupo Jaragua in 1987 persist today. The main strength of Grupo has been its institutional stability.  Since 1987 it has worked without interruption on fulfilling its institutional mission.  This has allowed Grupo strengthen its institutionality, gobernance, community participation, scientific research and environmental education activities. 

Currently Grupo Jaragua is a member of the Dominican Environmental Consortium (CAD); the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and is the national affiliate of   BirdLife International. Part of its directive board members are national representatives in important regional and international expert groups dealing with biodiversity conservation, such as the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST). Grupo Jaragua is also part of the Dominican MaB (Man and the Biosphere) Committee, which will coordinate the management model and sustainable development of the JBE Biosphere Reserve.

If you would like to know more about Grupo Jaragua's work, you can download this presentation


Or you can view our yearly bulletins:


Grupo Jaragua Informa (Spanish only)

2004   2006   2007   2008  2009   2010





Miembro IUCN




Premio Brugal Cree en su Gente 2013



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Updated: 04 dic 2014

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