These owls were bred in 2004 in the Dominican Republic at Zoodom the only Zoo in the DR. The Ashy Faced Owl is only found in Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic and Haiti. No where else on earth……..!!
The Owls Trust has been asked, because of our work to save the Ashy Faced Owl in the DR, to look ater Zoodom for a whole month whilst the Zoo Director cannot be there.
Owls in the DR are beaten to death (Voodo) and those found in Haiti are… eaten. This is an island owl. It has no where to escape to.
The government of the Dominican Republic (Zoodom) has offered us 15 days in a safe hotel. We need more………!!
We have asked STEVEN FISHER the Brithish Ambassador for the Dominican Republic and Haiti to help us. He is leaving his post in October but he tells us he cannot help……….despite the fact he hosted the only owl as a guest of honour at a British Embassy at the Residence last year………!! Her name was “ANNA” rhe Ashy Faced Owl.
If we do not take some of the owls away from Hispaniloa…….this will be another owl specie that is lost forever. But we could save it…!! The Dominican Republic Owl Conservatopn Project has been a part of the Owls Trust for many years.
it is very scary in the DR……..the Haitians condider them to be fair game. The Dominican Republic Government have given us 15 days somewhere safe. Steven Fisher, our UK Ambassador has chosen not to help us.
What do you guys think we should do……….??