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Right now, Aves Island redirects to this page. However, the external links suggest that the island's English-language name is Aves Island (or possibly Bird Island); it does not appear to be called "Isla Aves" in this language. It does not make sense to have a name not used in English as the title of the English page. Funnyhat 05:56, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
Actually the name in Dominica is "Bird Rock", that's what most people in Dominica know this place as- when they used to go fishing there while Dominica was under Britain in the 1950's-1960's. Venezuela was the one to have elevated it to "Island" status. Dominica says the whole thing is practically submerged at hightide, and thus is more like a sandbar. Venezuela-- claims no--- it *is* an island and is called "Bird Island". a.k.a. "Aves Isla." CaribDigita 20:14, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
Shouldn't this be claimed also for the United Kingdom seeing as it is only 115 miles from sovereign British territory? Venezeula claims the island despite it being nearly three times the distance further away to its nation than to Britain! YourPTR! (talk) 02:59, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
British territory? Huh? Dominica has been independent for almost 30 years. Actually, they will celebrate the 30th this November.--Ratzer (talk) 08:52, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
By the way, Aves Island is closer to French territory (Guadeloupe, 203 km) than to Dominica territory (228 km). Measured with NASA World Wind. But the issue is not proximity. It seems that Dominica (or in colonial times, the U.K) or France ignored that abandoned speck of land until Venezuela took possession of it. Too bad guys, you got up too late, in case you did care.--Ratzer (talk) 22:01, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
There are no territorial disputes regarding the ownership of Aves, nor has one been documented under international Law. France, the USA and Netherland, in their maritime boundaries agreements with Venezuela, as well as with other neighbors (France-Dominica) have treated and recognized Aves as an island under internacional Law. Furthermore, Venezuela is not a Party to UNCLOS and therefore does not recognize the "rock" rule contained in article 121, para 3. SirLordPastier (talk) 15:51, 24 July 2013 (UTC)