Public-private conservation efforts at Luperón Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Environment Minister Miguel Ceara Hatton announced on 27 January 2023 the signing of a co-management of the Luperón Bay Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Plata province. Ceara Hatton highlighted that private-public alliances are guarantees for the sustainability of protected areas.

Luperon Bay is a popular place for international sailing. The bay is a safe natural harbor because it has a single entrance in front of the Atlantic Ocean, defined by a rocky coastline on both sides, and a prominent coastal bluff stepped on its east side, called Loma de Las Auyamas. The bluff has a dense coastal broadleaf forest with dense mangrove vegetation.

The Ministry signed the inter-institutional co-management agreement for the planning, management, monitoring and administration with the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM); the Asociación de...

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