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Friends of the National Parks

Yes, I want to become a friend of the National Parks Trust and support its efforts to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the BVI.

Membership has its benefits. These include:

  • Official membership card
  • The Trust Newsletter
  • Bulletin Updates
  • Special Tours
  • Invitations to Trust-sponsored events
  • You will be supporting the Trust’s scientific research, conservation activities and protection of the Parks

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Flamingo Hatching
From the National Parks Trust Newsletter (September 1997)

It has been three months since the original Flamingo flock hatched up more excitement on Anegada, and seven chicks became native Anegadian flamingos, bringing the flock count to 34 birds.

Initially, the flock started out with 16 birds and later, four more were added. Unfortunately, of these 20, two died. Another four stray birds were discovered, bringing the count to 22 birds. In 1994, there was a hatching of five chicks hatched. Now, with the seven new born chicks, there are 34 birds.

Mr. Rondell Smith, NPT’s field officer on Anegada, said, "Because the habitat is perfect for the birds, there is plenty of food and safe havens in the time of storms, e.g. mangrove shelters. It is obvious that the flock is forming a colony which was once the norm."

Mr. Smith discovered 11 nests with 10 eggs. Seven hatched, two were eaten by predators and one spoiled. He was asked if any of the eggs were laid by the 1994 chicks and he said, "No, for it is too soon. It will take 3-4 years, for them to reach sexual maturity." Read more about this fascinating story at The Return of the Flamingos to Anegada.

International Year of the Reef-Too Little, Too Late?
by Nicolas Drayton, Director
This excellent article in the September 1997 NPT Newsletter discusses the problems facing coral reefs, particularly the mysterious Bonaire reef disease as well as stresses on BVI reefs. See also Earth’s coral reefs in decline, researchers say at CNN.

Become a friend of the National Parks Trust today to help preserve the BVI’s natural and marine environment. A subscription to the Trust Newsletter is included with your membership.

BVI National Parks Trust
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