**CHECK IT OUT & HELP ME IMPROVE THIS** -- Some Useful DR-related Environment Links
Please find below my initial stab at providing some useful links for environment & natural resources topics related to the DR. I will be updating these as we go along. If you have any to suggest that you do not find here, please post them or PM or e-mail me and if worthy (most meaning they are not spam!) I will add. THANKS!
NOTE: Most of these sites are in Spanish!
The master list of existing DR environmental laws, decrees, and regulations can be found at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/legisla...gisla_esp.html
The prinicipal environment law in force, passed in August 2000, can be found at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/downloa...EY%2064-00.pdf
The principal norm on air quality is at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/downloa...del%20Aire.pdf
The norm on water quality & discharges into water is at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/downloa...del%20Agua.pdf
The norm on wastes is at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/downloa...20Desechos.pdf
The norm on principles & procedures for environmental licensing of activities that affect the environment, is at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/downloa...ra%20permi.doc
The norm on noise pollution is at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/downloa...n%20Ruidos.pdf
The technical norm for establishing & certifying a tree plantation is at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/downloads/Plantaciones.pdf
The technical norm for forestry management is at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/downloads/Manejo.pdf
The regulation for the timber & wood processing industry is at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/2004/downloads/Industria.pdf
The Tourism Ministry's pages on eco-tourism can be found at http://www.dominicana.com.do/english/npei.htm
The National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INDRHI): http://www.indrhi.gov.do
The DR/UNDP/World Bank Project on Environmental Policies (bet you didn't know there was one!) can be found at http://www.ambiente.org.do/
An excellent map of the DR can be found at http://www.ambiente.org.do/images/mapa.gif
An interesting vegetation map of the DR can be found at http://www.cad.org.do/mapa_vegetacion.html
The Environment Ministry's pages on the DR's protected areas & biodiversity are at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/Lev1/?i=2
A great interactive map of the DR's National Parks can be found at http://www.drpure.com/popupmap.php?topic=Park&page=118
A nicely-done website dedicated to the DR's protected areas can be found at http://marcano.freeservers.com/areas/index.html
The Caribbean office of the NGO "Environment & Development in the Third World" (ENDA) can be found at http://www.funredes.org/endacaribe/t...ndacaribe.html
The Council for the Strategic Development of the City & Municipality of Santiago (CDES) can be found at http://www.cdes.org.do/
In addition, the environment chapter of the actual current Strategic Plan for Santiago can be found at http://www.cdes.org.do/libro/c%201.4...o-Ambiente.pdf
A list of the international conventions & accords on environmental questions the DR adheres to, and the Congressional laws or resolutions approving DR participation, can be found at http://www.ceiba.gov.do/?action_dir...=menu&fileid=74
The Dominican Environmental Consortium (CAD) can be found at http://www.cad.org.do
The Loma Quita Espuella Foundation, which oversees one of the DR's first scientific reserves created to protect important cloud forests, can be found at http://www.flqe.org
There is a good Listin Diario story from the year 2000 on it which can be read at http://www.kiskeya-alternative.org/p...io/museos2.htm
and a discussion of its history can be found at http://jmarcano.netfirms.com/quies/v.../mihistor.html
The Center for the Conservation of Samaná Bay and its Surroundings (CEBSE) can be found at http://www.samana.org.do/cebse/body_cebse.html
Last edited by Keith R; 03-17-2004 at 02:30 AM.
Reason: To fix broken links
Thanks for these links. This is a pet subject of mine and hopefully one day soon I will have time to raise my head and catch up on the reading here.
Actually, Tom, I didn't delete your prior post. Guess Rob or Dolores did. So you're off the mark.
Originally Posted by Criss Colon
and BTW, I am in SD right now, enjoying "DR time." Wanna beer?
Thanks for the additions, Larry. The second one seems very dated, however. But nice for a historical perspective. Thanks again.
Thanks for Info on Env. and Nat. Res. Topics.
Keith et al:
Good work. Thanks
Josia - Mundo Verde
The sad part is that a lot of these laws can do a world of good if only they were enforced.
Josia -- glad you posted here, it reminds me to post the link for the Ecological Society of the Cibao, which I had been meaning to do.
HM - Don't depair just yet. Did you check out the latest entry to the Green Team blog, on enforcement?
La Sociedad Ecológica del Cibao, Inc. (SOECI)
Last edited by Keith R; 01-14-2006 at 06:55 PM.
The ceiba links don't work for me
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