Ecosistema/Biodiversidad, Special Projects

Giant Tortoise Fossils expose recent Climate Change in DR

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The biodiversity of Hispaniola island takes these specialists on a new journey in time. Scientists from Dominican Republic, New Zealand and the UK recently described the extinct giant tortoise of the island and presented new ideas on recent climate change in what we know today as DR and Haiti. Sigue leyendo “Giant Tortoise Fossils expose recent Climate Change in DR”

Investigaciones/Desastres, Special Projects

New findings on Hispaniolan monkeys

The collecting of a primate femur and other fossil remains lead to a new breakthrough in Caribbean paleontology. Specialists discovered fossils of a primate and other species in a southern area of Hispaniola, presented in a preliminary study which suggests a higher level of endemism in the region and extends the territorial distribution patterns of endemic monkeys throughout the island. Sigue leyendo “New findings on Hispaniolan monkeys”

Investigaciones/Desastres, No New Leaders, Special Projects

Dirt, Bones & Siobhán Cooke

About 1 million years ago, endemic monkeys used to live on islands of the Caribbean. What today is one of our getaway destinations -Dominican Republic and Haiti-, is also a project site for scientists who look for fossil remains, some of which lead to new territorial distributions of these species’ habitats and to the understanding of their ruling over the Hispaniola, the reason why they’ve gone extinct. Sigue leyendo “Dirt, Bones & Siobhán Cooke”

Lugar Ajeno, Special Projects

Spring/Summer Places

We’ve had an extended warm Winter season this year. It’s almost mid-May and temperatures have been lower then the expected. City residents get ready for some warm weather changes, awaiting for Spring and Summer to come along later this month. Sigue leyendo “Spring/Summer Places”