Opening for the New Iguaca Aviary will be held in Puerto Rico
Important Accomplishment for the Recovery of the Puerto Rican Parrot
(787) 851-7297 ext. 239
Tom MacKenzie, 404/679-7291
El Portal - El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico.
New Iguaca Aviary - managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Saturday, April 28, 2007
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.-Ceremony (by invitation
Dedication, official remarks, ribbon cutting, unveiling of a
bronze plaque to recognize donors. Symbolic transfer of the
first pair of parrots from the old aviary to the new Iguaca
Aviary and release inside the new flight cage. The winner of
the First Puerto Rican Parrot Woodcarving Contest will be
announced. Special performance by the youth folk group
1:00-4:30 p.m. Public Open House – Once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity for the public to visit the new facility before the
captive parrot population is transferred from the old aviary.
(For more information, please see attached public announcement)
- P. Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary
for the U.S. Department of
- Javier Vélez Arocho, Secretary for
the Puerto Rico Department of
Natural and Environmental Resources.
- U.S. Forest Service Officials
To get to El Portal from San Juan, follow road PR-3
Grande. Take a right turn on PR-191 (entrance to El Yunque).
Drive 4.2 Km. Entrance to El Portal will be to your right.
The media should arrive no later than 10 a.m. Direct
the event is limited to the general public. Members of the
press that RSVP will be identified to ensure quick access to
the event. To confirm your attendance and receive further
instructions call (787) 505-4397 or (787) 851-7297 ext. 239.