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Puerto Rican parrot. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.

Conservation in Puerto Rico

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

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        1. A birds-eye-view photograph of an inefficient rock dam. Mar 20, 2019 | 3 minute read

          El Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre comienza la remoción de la Represa de Cambalache del Río Grande de Arecibo

        2. A birds-eye-view photograph of an inefficient rock dam. Mar 20, 2019 | 2 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service begins removal of Cambalache Dam to aid conservation of Río Grande de Arecibo

        3. Dec 10, 2018 | 2 minute read

          New regional director to head southeastern conservation efforts Fish and Wildlife Service

        4. A sea bird from below with black feathers around the edges of its wings and a white breast with the ocean in the background. Oct 5, 2018 | 4 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes Endangered Species Act protection for “little devil” Caribbean seabird

        5. A birds-eye-view photograph of an inefficient rock dam. Sep 27, 2018 | 4 minute read

          El Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre anuncia la disponibilidad del borrador de la Evaluación Ambiental para la remoción parcial y/o modificación de la represa Cambalache ubicada en el Río Grande de Arecibo, Puerto Rico

        6. A birds-eye-view photograph of an inefficient rock dam. Sep 27, 2018 | 3 minute read

          The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Cambalache dam partial removal and/or modification located within the Río Grande de Arecibo in Puerto Rico

        7. A tiny yellow/orange frog with big round eyes. Jul 6, 2018 | 2 minute read

          Draft recovery plan for endangered Puerto Rican frog available

        8. Mar 20, 2018 | 4 minute read

          Secretary Zinke announces more that $1.1 billion for sportsmen and conservation

        9. A tiny yellow/orange frog with big round eyes. Mar 9, 2018 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of eight southeastern species

        10. A large limestone island emerges from the sea covered in green vegetation. Jan 9, 2018 | 6 minute read

          An endangered species recovery success story: Service proposes delisting Monito gecko following conservation collaboration

        11. A biologist looks out at the destruction and fallen vegetation outside the gate of the aviary. Oct 6, 2017 | 3 minute read

          A tale of two photos

        12. A colorful radar map. Oct 4, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Rain coming

        13. Sep 29, 2017 | 1 minute read

          The Caribbean offices of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are temporarily closed due to Hurricane Maria

        14. A man wearing a red cross vest points towards a U.S. Coast Guard boat. Sep 28, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Everyone OK

        15. Sep 27, 2017 | 1 minute read

          Service teams land in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria

        16. A crew wearing hard hats clears a road of debris. Sep 26, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Glimmer of hope

        17. A half-dozen men cut fallen trees in a forest with a chainsaw. Sep 25, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Long road

        18. A spiral of white clouds obscures the ocean in a photo from space. Sep 19, 2017 | 1 minute read

          Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico

        19. Three men meet before deloying with heavy equipment. Sep 12, 2017 | 3 minute read

          Service assesses damage, starts cleanup

        20. A deer similar in appearance to a white-tailed deer, but much smaller in size Sep 11, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Key deer among many Florida Keys species facing Irma

        21. A swirling cloud mass south of Florida. Sep 10, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Irma reaches Florida, heads north

        22. A map of southeastern Florida. Sep 8, 2017 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service responders bringing technology to aid Hurricane Irma response, bolster safety

        23. A biologist looks out at the destruction and fallen vegetation outside the gate of the aviary. Sep 8, 2017 | 1 minute read

          Friday Hurricane Irma roundup

        24. Two men attach a tarp onto a damaged roof. Sep 8, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Tips for rebuilding

        25. A massive hurricane threatens Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Sep 7, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Hurricane Irma: How we are responding

        26. A biologist looks out at the destruction and fallen vegetation outside the gate of the aviary. Sep 7, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Irma hits Puerto Rico, Service facilities

        27. Aug 23, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Owner of Arecibo aquarium business pleads guilty to two federal Lacey Act felonies for illicit trafficking of protected corals

        28. A tall rocky island emerging from a calm blue sea. Jun 27, 2017 | 6 minute read

          Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge safe from invasive mammals after nearly 100 years

        29. A young woman in waders fishing in a shallow river. Jun 14, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Interior Secretary Zinke announces $1.1 billion in funding for state wildlife agencies; more than $243 million to Southeast U.S.

        30. Three small black bear cubs yawning in unison. May 19, 2017 | 3 minute read

          2017 Endangered Species Day Events

        31. Four manatees and a school of fish assemble under crystal clear water. Mar 30, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Manatee reclassified from endangered to threatened as habitat improves and population expands - existing federal protections remain in place

        32. A light brown snake with darker black and brown markings on a green vine. Aug 17, 2016 | 2 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 14 Caribbean species

        33. A white breasted bird with blueish grey feathers. Jun 21, 2016 | 7 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists the elfin-woods warbler as a threatened species with exemptions for shade coffee

        34. A close up photo of a gray-silver salamander walking on a layer of wet moss. Mar 15, 2016 | 2 minute read

          Four Southeastern species do not require federal protection, two others under further review

        35. A small amphibian with a striped back. Jan 11, 2016 | 2 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service reviews petition for seven species found in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

        36. A manatee partially covered in algae looks directly into the camera surrounded by a school of fish. Jan 7, 2016 | 5 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened

        37. A white breasted bird with blueish grey feathers. Sep 29, 2015 | 5 minute read

          Service proposes to list the elfin-woods warbler

        38. A bright green parrot with red markings around it's beak spreads it's wings. Aug 13, 2015 | 5 minute read

          Significant achievement in the transfer of Puerto Rican parrots to the Maricao Commonwealth Forest

        39. A strange looking salamander with horns. Sep 22, 2014 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 27 Southeastern species

        40. Bright yellow flowers for an agave plant. May 20, 2014 | 4 minute read

          Service seeks comments on draft economic analysis, re-opens comment period on proposal to designate Critical Habitat for three Caribbean plants

        41. A grass like plant with a large geometric shaped bulb. May 19, 2014 | 5 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 33 southeastern species

        42. A tiny yellow/orange frog with big round eyes. Oct 3, 2012 | 4 minute read

          Service protects coqui llanero under the Endangered Species Act

        43. A gray bird with brown spots on its white breast. Aug 14, 2012 | 3 minute read

          Review will find if rare songbird needs Endangered Species Act protection

        44. Small white flowers with shiny green centers emerge from a stem. Jul 3, 2012 | 2 minute read

          Service says listing Caribbean mayten not warranted

        45. A small, black and white bird flies over ocean waters. Jun 20, 2012 | 5 minute read

          Black-capped petrel may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act

        46. A tall rocky island emerging from a calm blue sea. Jul 29, 2011 | 3 minute read

          Service seeks comments on environmental assessment - restoring wildlife habitat on Desecheo Island

        47. A bright green parrot with red markings on its face and blue flight feathers. Apr 9, 2011 | 2 minute read

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks comment to begin an Environmental Assessment to select site for a third Puerto Rican parrot population in Puerto Rico

        48. A bright orange butterfly perched on a yellow flower. Apr 29, 2010 | 3 minute read

          The Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act

        49. A brown and white bird with whiskers and a short, sharp beak. Apr 9, 2010 | 2 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 15 species in the Caribbean

        50. A white bird with a black cap and forked tail flying in front of a blue sky. Apr 5, 2010 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status review for roseate tern

        51. Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach. Nov 11, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Brown pelican populations recovered, removed from Endangered Species List

        52. A tiny yellow/orange frog with big round eyes. Jul 8, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Coqui llanero may warrant protection under Endangered Species Act

        53. Storm surge from the ocean cuts through a barrier island. Jun 29, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Service will host public meetings on coastal barrier resources system pilot project units

        54. A bright green parrot with red markings around its beak spreads its wings. Jun 17, 2009 | 3 minute read

          Puerto Rican parrot recovery plan available

        55. Three small black bear cubs yawning in unison. May 13, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service celebrates Endangered Species Day

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