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West Indian Whistling-duck / Chiriría

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This species is precautionary maintained as Vulnerable because it has a small and severely fragmented range within which it is hunted, and the area, extent and quality of remaining habitat may be undergoing a continuing decline, with populations at some sites disappearing altogether. However present knowledge suggests that the species is now increasing in parts of its range owing, in part, to successful conservation action.

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Refuge Objectives

To restore and maintain this locally important wetland ecosystem for the benefit of resident and migratory birds including the protection and the recovery of endangered species. To protect and restore remnants of the subtropical dry forest.

About the Complex

Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex

Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex.

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National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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