Today is International Biodiversity Day and the last official day of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival. This regional celebration highlights the176 species of birds that are endemic—the ones that live only in the Caribbean. A wide variety of events have taken place to raise awareness about the region’s high endemism and what ordinary citizens can do to help conserve birds and their habitats. This year we celebrate with the theme “Year of the Bird.” This annual celebration is organized by the nonprofit BirdsCaribbean, and events are hosted by groups on many islands. To learn more, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@BirdsCaribbean). If you would like to organize an event in your Caribbean island, contact Ingrid Flores, Regional Coordinator ([email protected]com)


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