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Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR



The Ridgway's Hawk project in Punta Cana seeks to increase the population of the critically endangered Ridgway's Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) through reintroduction of the species in the Punta Cana region and a regionally comprehensive, environmental education program about the hawks.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Ridgway's hawk is a critically endangered species of diurnal raptor endemic to the Island of Hispaniola. A hundred years ago the hawk was found all over Hispaniola, but today the only remaining breeding population of about 300 individuals is found in Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic. With the entire population of the species located in one small area, the Ridgway's Hawk is extremely vulnerable to extinction.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Ridgway's Hawk project in Punta Cana (The Punta Cana Ecological Foundation) is working with The Peregrine Fund to reintroduce three to ten hawks a year into the ecological reserve forest of Punta Cana, with the ultimate goal of creating a self-sustaining, wild population of Ridgway's Hawks in the Punta Cana region. By expanding the hawks' distribution, we hope to protect this amazing species from extinction.

Potential Long Term Impact

Our goals are to expand the range of the critically endangered Ridgway's Hawk by creating a second breeding population of one of the world's most endangered species of hawk, to increase public awareness and new jobs through an intensive, local education campaign.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $73,337
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $21,663
Total Funding Goal: $95,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Puntacana Ecological Foundation

Santo Domingo, n/a, Dominican Republic

Project Leader

Jacob Kheel

Environmental Director
Santo Domingo, N/A Dominican Republic

Where is this project located?

Map of Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR
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