INICIA raises awareness on endemic birds, through photo exhibit in the Parque Independencia

INICIA, the Dominican asset management firm inaugurated the photo exhibit “Alas & Colores (Wings & Colors) Endemic Birds of Hispaniola”  in the Parque Independencia, located in the Colonial Quarter of Santo Domingo.

This year, the expo is dedicated to the importance of preserving the native birds of the Dominican Republic and their current perilous situation, and consists of a 30-image compendium, developed by six (6) renowned photographers: Eladio Fernández; Mario Dávalos; Dax Román; Guillermo Armenteros; Rafael Arvelo, and Miguel Landestoy, asides 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 under extremely 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 part of the artists responsible for the show.

Mayor Collado thanked the initiative by INICIA, because to the best of his knowledge, it is activities of this nature, which give life to the city, while they educate and cultivate the capital’s population and its visitors.

“For us, it is an honor that INICIA, for its 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 at:


INICIA is a private asset management firm that operates through partnerships with unique managers focused on the Northern Latin American Region to capture long-term value for investors, clients, partners and associates. The managing partner is Felipe Vicini from the Vicini family. INICIA asset management firm was previously known as VICINI and before that Vicini Group.


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