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  • A large limestone island emerges from the sea covered in green vegetation.
    Monito Island is an uninhabited and mostly inaccessible island of only about 36 acres. It lies west of Puerto Rico and was designated a U.S. National Natural Landmark in 1975. Photo by USFWS.

    Tiny Monito gecko is thriving and proposed for removal from endangered species list

    April 10, 2017 | 3 minute read

    The Monito gecko is a resilient little critter. Living only on one small chunk of rock in the Caribbean Sea, the lizard has become so abundant that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is set to make a decision later this year about its listing status under the Endangered Species Act.  Learn more...

  • A bright green parrot with red markings on its face and blue flight feathers.
    When in flight, some of the PR Parrots show their beautiful blue primary feathers. En español: Algunas cotorras muestran sus bellas plumas primarias azules al volar. Bosque del Estado, Maricao, Puerto Rico. Photo by Jan Paul Zegarra, Biologist, USFWS

    A new beginning: Puerto Rican parrots reintroduced into Maricao Commonwealth Forest

    November 30, 2016 | 5 minute read

    The future looks bright for the Puerto Rican parrot. Conservation professionals have been working toward the parrot’s reintroduction to the the Maricao Forest for more than 40 years.  Learn more...

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