A NEW METHOD OF PRESERVATION

A NEW METHOD OF PRESERVATION

Dominican sanctuary for agriculture, rare songbird try to coexist
The Bicknell’s thrush travels each year from mountaintops in the northeastern U.S. to the forests of the Caribbean. The bird has inspired what some hope will be a new model for nature reserves in the Dominican Republic.
A worker shovels cocao beans, the raw material in chocolate, as they dry in the sun in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. The family funding a nature reserve there plans to plant cacao, the raw material in chocolate, on a portion of the property where most of the trees have already been removed, while allowing the forest to regenerate.
The sanctuary will be unique, conservationists say, blending sustainable agriculture with preservation on former pasture land at the edge of a cloud forest.

A NEW METHOD OF PRESERVATION

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The Bicknell’s thrush travels each year from mountaintops in the northeastern U.S. to the forests of the Caribbean. The bird has inspired what some hope will be a new model for nature reserves in the Dominican Republic.
A worker shovels cocao beans, the raw material in chocolate, as they dry in the sun in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. The family funding a nature reserve there plans to plant cacao, the raw material in chocolate, on a portion of the property where most of the trees have already been removed, while allowing the forest to regenerate.
The sanctuary will be unique, conservationists say, blending sustainable agriculture with preservation on former pasture land at the edge of a cloud forest.
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