An App to Raise Funds for Haitian Relief
A devastating 7.0 earthquake struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010, just 10 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
The Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, a new digital field guide app available on iTunes in the App Store, has been created as a way to raise funds for Haitian relief. All proceeds from the sale of the app will be donated to Partners in Health and Habitat for Humanity, two organizations with long-standing commitments to Haiti, and already heavily involved in the rebuilding effort.
Everyone involved in the production of this app, The National Audubon Society; Vermont Center for Eco-studies; Princeton University Press; National Aviary; United States Fish and Wildlife Service-Wildlife Without Borders Program; Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Brisk Mobile; and artist, Barry Kent Mackay, has donated 100% of their time and effort.
100% of the proceeds received will go towards relief efforts in Haiti.
The Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic features 58 beautiful endemic bird species and subspecies found on the island of Hispaniola. With extensive species information, gorgeously detailed paintings, and an astounding audio library of bird songs and calls, The Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is an insightful look into one of the most unique bird habitats on the planet, and an amazing way to support the rebuilding efforts of a nation in need.
Haiti's struggle may fade from the news, but we will never let it fade from our hearts and minds. Please help.
“Thanks so much to all the conservationists and Vermont private industry in developing this innovative fund raiser for Haiti. The partners that were chosen can really utilize these funds as reconstruction/shelter activities and health issues are in the forefront of the Haiti recovery efforts. It is extremely charitable on the part of Vermont Center for Ecostudies and the other participating groups to raise and donate funds for humanitarian relief efforts especially when these funds are desperately needed for conservation of fauna and habitats on Hispaniola.” — Joe Torres, Regional Environmental Advisor-Caribbean Region. USAID/ USDA Forest Service PASA
Who We Are
Dedicated to the understanding and conservation wildlife, VCE promotes conservation practices to benefit biodiversity. With a reach extending from northern New England through the Caribbean to South America, our work in wildlife research and population monitoring unites people and science for conservation. More...
A digital media publishing company that designs, develops, and publishes interactive applications with emphasis on nature for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Our business is to create mobile field guide applications that put nature at your fingertips. Using our development expertise, we have joined with these partners to create this very special application .More...
Brisk Mobile is a full service mobile development house focusing on providing development services on all major mobile platforms with extensive experience on iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. More...
Our fundamental mission is to disseminate scholarship (through print and digital media) both within academia and to society at large. Material for this application comes from the guidebook, The Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, published by PUP. More...
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology uses the best science and technology — and inspires the widest range of people and organizations — to solve critical problems facing wildlife. The bird vocalizations in this product come from the Cornell Lab's Macaulay Library, the world's largest archive of animal sounds. More...
Barry Kent MacKay
A naturalist, writer and illustrator, Barry portrayed all of the endemic birds of Hispaniola in The Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and shared here.
The Department of Conservation and Field Research at the National Aviary focuses on applied conservation problems linked to the impact of human population and resource consumption on birds, environment, and environmental sustainability. Our high impact conservation approach targets research, education and capacity building at sites, on systems and with species to maximize our significance to conservation, to address neglected conservation priorities, and to ensure maximum understanding of how to build a sustainable future.
Wildlife Without Borders Program — Conserving international wildlife and plants for future generations. More...