1 Tahrcountry Musings: Threat To Grenada Dove

Monday, January 08, 2007

Threat To Grenada Dove

Unbridled tourism development plans are posing serious threat to Grenada dove (Leptotila wellsi). Government of Grenada is planning to sell off Mount Hartman National Park to the Four Seasons hotel group, which has ambitious plans to build hotels and resorts. Ironically Grenada dove is the national bird of Grenada and a quarter of the worldwide population of Greneda dove lives in Mount Hartman National Park. Environmentalists are up in arms against this suicidal policy of the government.

This is indeed disaster and shameful. The total population of Grenada dove around 180 and the species is crtically endagered. This shows utter disregard for the environment.We exhort environmentalists worldwide to throw their weight behind the environmentalists of Grenada


Prasanth Kodai said...

My my This is unbelevable. I believe that international pressure alone will work. Grenada is such a small place. Environmentalists of Grenada alone won't be able to do anything much

U.Venugopal said...

What a shame.Let us hope that wise counsel will prevail over commercial avarice

sita Raghavan said...

Shameful.How can a government come to such a stupid decision?
I hope as Venugopal said wiser counsel wil prevail in the end