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Puerto Rican Parrot Aviary Images
April 28, 2007

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(l to r) Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly and Lynn Scarlett discuss conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
(l to r) Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly and Lynn Scarlett discuss conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
(l to r) Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Fernando Lloveras, Executive Director of The Conservations Trust, Former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discuss conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
(l to r) Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Fernando Lloveras, Executive Director of The Conservations Trust, Former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discuss conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.

Reporters Camile Roldam - El Nuevo Dia,  Maricely Rivera - El Vociero and Xavira Negeer - San Juan Star at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
Reporters Camile Roldam - El Nuevo Dia,  Maricely Rivera - El Vociero and Xavira Negeer - San Juan Star at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
Lynn Scarlett discusses conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
Lynn Scarlett discusses conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.


Former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Fernando Lloveras, Executive Director of The Conservations Trust and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discuss conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
Former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Fernando Lloveras, Executive Director of The Conservations Trust and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discuss conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
(l to r) Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Fernando Lloveras, Executive Director of The Conservations Trust talk with the media about conservation issues in Puerto Rico The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
(l to r) Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Fernando Lloveras, Executive Director of The Conservations Trust talk with the media about conservation issues in Puerto Rico The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
Former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Fernando Lloveras, Executive Director of The Conservations Trust and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discuss conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
Former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Fernando Lloveras, Executive Director of The Conservations Trust and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discuss conservation issues in Puerto Rico at a media availability at The Conservation Trust in Puerto Rico.
L-R, Tom MacKenzie, USFWS, Chief of Media Relations, Southeast Regional, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and  Carlos Diaz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service talk with Ryan Christiansen, Host of Nautical Hour, Mariano Rodriuguez , WOSO radio 1030 San Juan Puerto Rico
L-R, Tom MacKenzie, USFWS, Chief of Media Relations, Southeast Regional, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and  Carlos Diaz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service talk with Ryan Christiansen, Host of Nautical Hour, Mariano Rodriuguez , WOSO radio 1030 San Juan Puerto Rico.
 Edwin Munoz, Supervisor, Puerto Rico Field Office, USFWS and Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett arrive at Iguaca Aviary grand opening.
Edwin Muniz, Supervisor, Puerto Rico Field Office, USFWS and Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett arrive at Iguaca Aviary grand opening.
Denise Sheehan, Assistant Director for Budget, Planning and Human Resources,  Jeff  Trandahl, Executive Director National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Todd Willens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at Iguaca Aviary grand opening.
Denise Sheehan, Assistant Director for Budget, Planning and Human Resources,  Jeff  Trandahl, Executive Director National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Todd Willens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at Iguaca Aviary grand opening.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett dedicates the flight cages of the Iguaca Aviary to Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal  at the grand opening.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett dedicates the flight cages of the Iguaca Aviary to Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal  at the grand opening.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (right) dedicate the Priscilla Stubbe Nursery Room with Federico Stubbe (left) and Federico Stubbe Jr. (2nd from left).
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (right) dedicate the Priscilla Stubbe Nursery Room with Federico Stubbe (left) and Federico Stubbe Jr. (2nd from left).
Puerto Rican parrot recovery team composed of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources proudly gathers at the grand opening with Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal.
Puerto Rican parrot recovery team composed of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources proudly gathers at the grand opening with Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal. 
“Herencia Cultural” performs Puerto Rican folk music for the crowd at the grand opening of Iguca Aviary.
“Herencia Cultural” performs Puerto Rican folk music for the crowd at the grand opening of Iguca Aviary.
Federico Stubbe (left) and Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (right) unveil the Iguaca Aviary Plaque honoring the donations that help make the Iguaca Aviary’s construction possible.
Federico Stubbe (left) and Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (right) unveil the Iguaca Aviary Plaque honoring the donations that help make the Iguaca Aviary’s construction possible.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Frederico Stubbe cut the ribbon to officially open the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary dedicated to Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal (seated).
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Frederico Stubbe cut the ribbon to officially open the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary dedicated to Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal (seated).
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Federico Stubbe cut the ribbon to officially open the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary dedicated to Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal (seated).
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett and Federico Stubbe cut the ribbon to officially open the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary dedicated to Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal (seated).
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Federico Stubbe and Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal release two endangered Puerto Rican parrots into the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary dedicated to Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal (seated).
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, Federico Stubbe and Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal release two endangered Puerto Rican parrots into the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary dedicated to Jose Antonio Rodriguez Vidal (seated).
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
“Herencia Cultural” performs Puerto Rican folk music for the crowd at the grand opening of Iguca Aviary.
“Herencia Cultural” performs Puerto Rican folk music for the crowd at the grand opening of Iguca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot ceremonially released at the new flight cage of the flight cages at the Iguaca Aviary.
Flying Endangered Puerto Rican parrot at the old aviary.
Flying Endangered Puerto Rican parrot at the old aviary.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett holds a fledgling endangered Puerto Rican parrot as Aviary Manager Jafet Velez-Valentine explains how the chick is being treated for health problems to hopefully return to the wild.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett holds a fledgling endangered Puerto Rican parrot as Aviary Manager Jafet Velez-Valentine explains how the chick is being treated for health problems to hopefully return to the wild.
Flying Endangered Puerto Rican parrot at the old aviary (5).
Flying Endangered Puerto Rican parrot at the old aviary (5).
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett holds a young endangered Puerto Rican parrot chick.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett holds a young endangered Puerto Rican parrot chick.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett holds a young endangered Puerto Rican parrot chick.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett holds a young endangered Puerto Rican parrot chick.
Main gate for the grand opening for the Iguaca Aviary.
Main gate for the grand opening for the Iguaca Aviary.
The public had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit the Iguaca Aviary at the grand opening.  Once the captive reared flock is transferred to the new facility, it will be off limits to the public to protect the extremely rare birds.
The public had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit the Iguaca Aviary at the grand opening. Once the captive reared flock is transferred to the new facility, it will be off limits to the public to protect the extremely rare birds.
 


ALL photos credited to Tom MacKenzie, USFWS

 


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