INICIA the asset management firm inaugurated the photo exhibit “Alas & Colores: endemic birds of Hispaniola” at the Parque Independencia in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo.
This year, the expo is dedicated to the importance of raising awareness of the native birds of the Dominican Republic and their current perilous situation. It consisted of a 30-image compendium, developed by six (6) renowned photographers: Eladio Fernández; Mario Dávalos; Dax Román; Guillermo Armenteros; Rafael Arvelo, and Miguel Landestoy. In addition was a set of 30 illustrations created by artist Alex Warnick.
Felipe Vicini, INICIA Managing Partner, stressed that this exhibit seeks to raise awareness among the Dominican population, on the importance of preserving these bird species.
“Many of these birds are in extreme peril, and it is up to us to preserve them, from authorities and civil society alike. Hence, we need to promote initiatives aimed to protecting their natural habitat,” Vicini stated.
The expo inauguration was also headed by Mayor David Collado, representatives from public office, businesspersons and the artists responsible for the show.
Mayor Collado thanked the initiative sponsored by INICIA, because it is activities of this nature that give life to the city, while they educate and cultivate the capitol’s population and its visitors.
“For us, it is an honor that INICIA, for the second year-in-a-row hosts these cultural exhibits for the enjoyment of every citizen, thus allowing them the opportunity to enrich themselves with knowledge, and also the privilege of performing sound activities that the entire family can enjoy”, said the Mayor.
The photo imagery exhibit will show until June 15th; viewers can locate the natural habitat of each species in the graphic charts therein displayed, their perilous situation, as well as their scientific information. Also, the book “Alas & Colores” is available for digital download on www.alasycolores.com.do
INICIA is an asset management firm from the Dominican Republic, with operations in the NOLA (North Latin America) region.