I read a post about this from Mike’s Digiscoping Blog and thought I would pass it along. Apparently the Grenada Dove, an endangered bird estimated at about 180 individuals is going to have less room to exist. The Grenada government is selling off a national park to provide room for a luxury resort.
Read the whole article from Birdlife International. I just want to quote this:
â€œThereâ€™s a terrible irony in the Governmentâ€™s willingness to critically compromise the continued existence of the Grenada Dove – which as the islandâ€™s National Bird is a symbol of the countryâ€™s distinctiveness and its culture – simply to provide sea-views to people from away. â€”Margaret Atwood & Graeme Gibson, Honorary Patrons of BirdLifeâ€™s Rare Bird Club