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MANATEES IN THE MARINA

Featured article in Cap Cana The Magazine By Denur Legrand Until just over a century ago, manatees – scientific name Trichechus manatus – were extremely common throughout the Caribbean and other tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, especially in warmer environmental conditions. The Taino people who lived on the island of Hispaniola used to… Continue Reading

21 MARCH: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS 

Forests are nature’s heart! They are the largest source of renewable energy in the world, providing people with wood fuel to heat homes, cook meals and boil water. But they also energize people in other ways recharging our spirits by providing a place for recreation, peace and inspiration. To celebrate the International Day of Forests… Continue Reading

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EDEN ROC AT CAP CANA AWARDED “BLUE FLAG” CERTIFICATION

Certification from Foundation for Environmental Education is testament to ongoing success of five-star resort’s sustainability efforts Eden Roc at Cap Cana has been awarded a Blue Flag certification from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for its ongoing efforts and success at protecting its private beach along the coast of Punta Cana in the Dominican… Continue Reading

THE HISTORY OF EARTH DAY

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it. At… Continue Reading

RIDGWAY’S HAWK NESTING SEASON

Cap Cana is honored to be the home of a Ridway’s Hawk couple , which have lived and nested in our community for the past 3 years. Ridgway’s hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, native to the island of Hispaniola. Despite its common name, this bird is a Buteo buzzard and not a true Accipiter hawk. It was named after the… Continue Reading

SAY NO TO LOBSTER, SUPPORT THE BAN

From the 1st. of March to the 30th of June the capture and marketing of spiny lobster species , Caribbean spiny (Panulirusargus), spotted spiny (Panulirusguttatus), slipper lobster (Scyllaridesaequinoctialis) and Spanish slipper lobster (Parribacusantarcticus) is banned throughout the Dominican Republic’s territory (Decree 119-12 of Law 307-04, issued by President Leonel Fernandez on March 16, 2012). Violating this provision… Continue Reading