Grenada Dove

My masters expedition took me to the Caribbean island of Grenada to study the national bird of Grenada, the Grenada Dove, Leptotila wellsi.

With less than 200 birds left in the wild and no birds in captivity, the Grenada Dove is at great risk of extinction. My research highlights that the threat of introduced mammals is still at large, and as new hotel developments are planned, removing its dry forest habitat: this little dove sits on a knife-edge!

To read more about the expedition and the plight of the dove, click below:

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For more information about the science behind the story, please read my paper, click on the link below:

Bolton et al (2016), Population constraints on the Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi: Preliminary findings and proposals from south-west Grenada, Bird Conservation International: 26:209-213. 

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