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kate wallaceKate Wallace arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1994 to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the area of Environmental Education.
As a former teacher/naturalist with the Massachusetts Audubon Society, she quickly discovered the interesting variety of birds and soon joined a group of birders exploring the wild areas of the country. Part of her work was developing educational materials in parts of the country close to the national parks in the southwest and, in the process, she came to appreciate the opportunities available to visiting birdwatchers. After the end of her service with Peace Corps, having fallen in love with the country's flora and fauna she decided to stay in the country to continue working with community groups and bird conservation.

She began guiding in 1997 and has been active as a guide ever since. She is the local guide for Victor Emanuel, among others, and also will arrange tours to suit the time and interests of the birders. Kate is also a member of Sociedad Ornitológica de la Hispaniola(SOH), Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (formerly the Society of Caribbean Ornithology). She also coordinates the Yaguaza Project, also known as the West Indian Whistling Duck Project. this is a program of SCSCB dedicated to education about the importance of wetlands throughout the Caribbean and the need for their conservation.

 

 

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