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    Awareness Campaign for Protected Flora & Fauna in Aruba

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    Awareness Campaign for Protected Flora & Fauna in Aruba


    The department of nature and environment started an awareness campaign for protected flora and fauna in a national decree implemented by the government on August 15, 2017.

    Aruba has a variety of flora and fauna that is indigenous to the island.

    The decree protects over 100 species.

    It’s prohibited to kill or cause damage to the flora and fauna mentioned inside this document.

    Here’s a few of the flora protected by the law – Agave Arubensis (Aloe), which is used to make hair and skin care products. It’s also used for medicinal purposes. The Bursera Simaruba tree which only grows on certain parts of the island. It’s aromatic tree, with a red-copper color bark known as palisia cora by locals. (cora means Red in Papiamento). And a tree called Taki, that has bright yellow flowers and can grow up to 6 meters high (it also has edible fruits).

    The decree also protects the animals found only in particular regions on the island. Some of these animals including the Aruban burrowing owl is in danger of being extinct. However, recent capture and release projects will reverse the process and conserve these animals.

    Here’s a few of the following animals protected by the law – Prikichi, which is an Aruban species parakeet. And the Shoco, better known as the Aruban burrowing owl are among the list of animals protected on the list.

    The government declared in 2012 the Prikichi as Aruba’s national bird and the Shoco as the islands national symbol.

    Snakes such as the cascabel which is one of the rarest snakes found only in Aruba is also under protection, so are the giant grouper fish and sea turtles.

    Visit the website for the department of nature and environment in Aruba for the full list of protected flora and fauna on the island.

    http://www.vacationsbyaruba.com/rece...-news-updates/







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    Department Nature and Environment (DNM)

    http://www.overheid.aw/governance-administration/department-nature-and-environment-dnm_45687/

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