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Dominica whale and dolphin watching sailing the Grenadines with Jabal Tours -plus customised terra and aqua eco tourism holidays birdwatching  hiking  scuba diving  in St Vincent St Lucia  and Grenada ...Jabal Tours

The differing ecosystems in the Caribbean, make it one of the biologically wealthiest areas in the world. From the coral reefs to the rain-forested volcanic slopes, the Caribbean possesses an immense diversity of flora and fauna.

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Thousands of flowering plants grow in the Caribbean, including more than numberous species of orchids. Over 800 species of birds have been identified, which is more than are seen in the entire United States and Canada combined! Home to hundreds different reptiles and amphibians, over 200 species of mammals, around 4,500 different types of moths and 2,000 species of butterflies.
Dominica rainforest great for birdwatching hiking and trecking plus  whale and dolphin watching

The Caribbean rainforests are home to thousands of known life forms and yet there are as many again waiting to be discovered. Among the last strongholds of biodiversity on earth.These rainforest resonating with the dawn chorus, the silence in the heart of the day only disturbed by the rasping of cicadas, the call of poison-dart frogs, or the shrill cords of the wrens and antbirds.

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Barbados Sea Turtle Project of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus Barbados in collaboration with the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture Activities to conserve endangered sea turtle populations in Barbados have been conducted by the Barbados Sea Turtle Project (BSTP) since 1987. The BSTP is a project of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus, Barbados) working in collaboration with the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Government of Barbados. The overall goal of the WIDECAST (Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network) affiliated project is to bring about the recovery of depleted populations of sea turtles in Barbados.

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Sperm whale, rare albino form, Azores Islands, Atlantic Ocean.© Minakuchi/Innerspace Visions The International Whaling Commission (IWC) agreed to a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1982 because of its continuing failure to manage whales without their populations declining. Yet as early as 1937, when the first whale sanctuary was introduced, whales were already heavily over-exploited. The history of commercial whaling demonstrates that whales have never been hunted sustainably.

Compliments of GreenpeaceNot only are whales slow to reproduce and impossible to count accurately; whales also face a myriad of threats from other sources: pollution, climate change, ozone depletion and a range of other human activities. For these reasons Greenpeace believes there should be a permanent ban on all commercial whaling.

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