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Hato Piñero and Hato El Cedral remains open for birdwatchers (1 Viewer)


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Dear all,

In order to keep fluid information among birdwatchers I am posting a note regarding Hato Piñero and Hato El Cedral.

Despite to what have been posted about El Cedral in this forum I must declare that everything have gone for the better on it, from wildlife to general management of the ranch. The management appointed for this ranch have done a superb job.

Regarding Hato Piñero I have lead three groups this year (including one with peter Mathiessen!) having of Jaguar, Ocelot, Anaconda and hundreds of birds. The natural habitats of Piñero remains untouched. The manager appointed for this ranch is a superb conservationist.

While El Cedral benefits from an annual budget and important cash flow, the situation in Piñero is different since it has not received the annual budget. This should change after March this year.

Of course, nobody can guarantee anything about the future of both ranches specially when are in hands of the government. In Venezuela there is a dichotomy: When something is in hands of the government the people feels it belongs to everyone but in reality does not belongs to anyone!

We will continue working and doing our best to educate the managers appointed by the government to consider the importance of the natural habitats of both ranches when making decisions. Our goal is to secure the natural habitats and the wildlife of both ranches no matter who owns it.

I will be pleased to give more details in further to anyone who need it.


David Ascanio
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