Local July 30, 2019 | 5:35 pm

Don’t kill anything in the Dominican Rep., not even a snake

Solenodonte. Lving fossil

Santo Domingo.- The Environment Ministry on Tues. issued the Red List with endangered fauna species, threatened or protected in accordance with the standards of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The document specifies that “hunting, fishing, capture, harassment, mistreatment, death, traffic, import, export, trade, manufacture or production of handicrafts of these species and/or illegal possession thereof are prohibited.”

The species in the Red List, grouped into three categories; 69 Critically Endangered; 95 Endangered and 260, Vulnerable. The reduction of these figures “is part of the commitment acquired within the framework of the global strategy for biodiversity conservation and the Aichi Targets (Strategic Plan for Biological Diversity 2011-2020)”.

Protected species

Corals, starfish, oysters, sea snails, conch, bulgao, sea cucumbers, crabs, tarantula, beetles, hiededevivo, butterflies, giant Hispaniola seahorse, sharks, stingrays , eel, Lebranche and groupers.

Also, marlin, labride, shad, parrot fish, bluefin tuna, seahorse, piggy, toads, frogs, snakes, turtles, jicoteas, Yaguaza, ducks, herons, partridges, pigeons, cúa, bucaro, guaraguaito, Hispaniola hawk, chirrices, crows, swallow, cigua canaria, Hispaniola finch, palm chat, four gray-headed eyes, mangrove canary, brambles, parrots, parakeets, owl, parrot, bats, jutia, solenodon and manatee, among others.

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