According to Arkive, the Endangered Cuvier's hutia is "one of just two remaining endemic, non-flying land mammals on the island of Hispaniola."
This large rodent was recently spotted for the first time in the Dominican Republic's Bahoruco Oriental Key Biodiversity Area!
With support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) through our investment in the Caribbean Islands biodiversity hotspot, the Sociedad Ornitológica de la Hispaniola Inc. (SOH) is ensuring the conservation of biodiversity in Sierra de Bahoruco National Park through strategic and participatory management plan actions.
Learn more about this project.
Established in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and influence the conservation of some of the world's most critical ecosystems. CEPF is a joint initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. CEPF is unique among funding mechanisms in that it focuses on high-priority biological areas rather than political boundaries and examines conservation threats on a landscape scale. From this perspective, CEPF seeks to identify and support a regional, rather than a national, approach to achieving conservation outcomes and engages a wide range of public and private institutions to address conservation needs through coordinated regional efforts.