Grenada Dove

The Grenada Dove is characterised by a white throat; face and forehead pale pink shading to dull brown on crown and nape; upperparts olive brown; underwing chestnut; neck and upper breast pink-buff fading to white on lower breast, belly and undertail coverts.

The Grenada Dove is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) is a medium-sized New World tropical dove. It is endemic to the island of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. Originally known as the Pea Dove or Well's Dove, it is the National Bird of Grenada. It is considered to be one of the most critically endangered doves in the world (Bird Life International 2000). More

stronghold of the Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) which is Grenada More

The Grenada Dove is endemic to the island of Grenada. It is listed as Critically Endangered in the 2006 IUCN Red List Category. Its population is extremely small and fragmented. The species has been limited to two isolated areas of secondary dry forest, one in the southwest on and adjacent to the Mt. Hartman Estate, and a second on the west coast, around the Perseverance Dove Sanctuary and the Beausejour Estate. More

The Grenada Dove is characterised by a white throat; face and forehead pale pink shading to dull brown on crown and nape; upperparts olive brown; underwing chestnut; neck and upper breast pink-buff fading to white on lower breast, belly and undertail coverts. Conservation In 1996, parts of Mt Hartman and Perseverance were declared a national park and a protected area, respectively. More

Grenada Dove on the island. BirdLife’s stance on the issue remains firm: “We will continue pushing the government and Four Seasons until they share their plans and open the doors for productive dialogue.” David Wege said earlier today. Grenada Dove is the national bird of Grenada. More

the critically endangered Grenada Dove, which numbers fewer than 100 individuals. To seea Bird News Network report on this issue and the first known high quality video footage of the Grenada Dove, please click here. During the summer of 2007, following the release of the project's Environmental Impact Assessment, and apparently in response to criticism about the plan, the developers agreed to support a dove survey. More

for the Grenada Dove, an endemic with a population of just under 200 and very much threatened with depleting habitat. A visiting experience would require fitness, proper equipment and keen eyes. Be prepared to wear protective clothing and tough boots for thorny vegetation at times. contributor Anthony Jeremiah - Jerry Forestry Conservation Officer with the Government of Grenada and Bird Guide for Hire (Operating out of EcoGuide Expeditions - Mobile # 473-416-0191) tonydove200@yahoo. More

known as the Grenada Dove, it was designated as the national bird in 1991 and is one of the flagship species for conservation efforts in Grenada (Butler ''et al''. 1992, Rosenberg and Korsmo 2001). Distribution and habitat - The Grenada Dove is a little-known species endemic to the main island of Grenada, West Indies (Raffaele ''et al''. 1998). More

Grenada Dove is the national bird of Grenada and has been a focus of environmental education in schools and ecotourism and it features on stamps. In 1996, parts of the Mt Hartman and Perseverance Estates were declared a National Park and a protected area, respectively7. More

remnant patches of forest, Grenada Dove is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the near future. The Mount Hartman National Park was established by the Government of Grenada in 1996 to ensure the protection of the endemic Grenada Dove in one of the key habitats for the bird on the island. The global population of Grenada Dove is just 180 birds. © B Rusk/Birdlife International. More

sanctuary when the Grenada Dove was officially declared the national bird 10 years ago. For the full contents of the article, visit: blog website. But the island's government suddenly lifted the ban on development, and the sanctuary is now the proposed site of a massive resort to be managed by the Toronto-based Four Seasons chain. More

allowed the Grenada Dove population to survive the destruction of Hurricane Ivan. Ms. Rusk More

Introduction: The Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) is a Critically Endangered Species, with only an estimated 100 individuals. In southwest Grenada, the Alliance for Zero Extinction site where most of the doves occur, the dove is protected officially only in the 63 hectare (155 acre) Mt. Hartman National Park, created in 1996 to protect the species. Most of the remaining doves occur on unprotected portions of the 182 hectare (450 acre) Hartman Estate. Surveys have concluded that the Mt. More

Grenada Dove, which is on the edge of extinction, with a total population of no more than 100 individuals. The dove occurs on only a small portion of the Caribbean island of Grenada. "The Government of Grenada intends to eliminate and sell off the National Park to make room for a sprawling new Four Seasons Resort, including a golf course and hundreds of luxury villas," said George Fenwick, President of American Bird Conservancy. More

Grenada Doves left, the species is in real danger of going extinct. The developers, Four Seasons, and the government of Grenada have a responsibility to take action to protect it.’ Survey underway Surveys of the Grenada Dove are underway, but it is unclear the degree to which the developers are using this information to guide the design of the resort. More

Endangered Grenada Dove Set to Lose Vital Habitat = Sunday January 7, 2007 The Grenada dove (Leptotila wellsi) is set to lose a large portion of its dry-forest habitat as plans take shape to build a luxury hotel in what is now Grenada's Mount Hartman National Park. More

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of the Grenada Dove as well as for enhancement of their survival, living and procreation conditions. ImageImageAs committed members of various big german conservation organisations our projects are aimed at the protection of this endangered species. The ITB Berlin took place the 10th and 11th of March in Berlin – Grenada with its proclaimed Eco-Tourism was part of it. More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Leptotila
Species : wellsi
Authority : (Lawrence, 1884)