skip to content
A small lizard with a bright blue tail and brown/black striped body on sandy leaf litter.
Information icon St. Croix ground lizard, (Ameiva polops). Photo by Jan Zegarra, USFWS.

News

  • A birds-eye-view photograph of an inefficient rock dam.
    Information icon Represa Cambalache. Photo © William Hernández.

    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

    September 27, 2018 | 4 minute read

    El Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos (USFWS, por sus siglas en inglés) anuncia la disponibilidad del borrador de la Evaluación Ambiental (EA) para la remoción parcial y/o modificación de la represa Cambalache ubicada dentro de la cuenca del Río Grande de Arecibo (RGA) en el municipio de Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Este borrador de la EA se preparó como un requisito de la Ley de Política Ambiental Nacional (NEPA, por sus siglas en inglés) e incluye información de la acción propuesta para la remoción parcial/modificación de la represa existente.  Read the full story...

  • A birds-eye-view photograph of an inefficient rock dam.
    Information icon Cambalache dam. Photo © William Hernández.

    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

    September 27, 2018 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announces the availability for public comments of the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cambalache dam partial removal and/or modification located within the Río Grande de Arecibo (RGA) watershed in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This draft EA has been prepared as a requisite of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and includes information of the proposed action for the partial removal/modification of the existing low-head dam.  Read the full story...

  • Draft recovery plan for endangered Puerto Rican frog available

    July 6, 2018 | 2 minute read

    “Kee, kee,” a male coquí llanero softly sings from dusk to dawn in a Puerto Rican wetland. Hearing its high-pitched call is rare because the tiny frog is only found in one freshwater wetland in the municipality of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has prepared a draft recovery plan outlining actions to save this dime-sized frog, which has been federally listed as endangered since October 2012.  Read the full story...

  • A low growing shrub with bright purple flowers.
    Information icon Endangered Pyne’s ground-plum. Photo by NPS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 35 Southeastern species

    May 7, 2018 | 5 minute read

    As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 35 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are found in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before July 6, 2018. These five-year reviews will ensure listing classifications under the ESA are accurate and recommend changes in status where appropriate based on the latest science and analysis.  Read the full story...

  • 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.

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

    January 9, 2018 | 6 minute read

    Bombs and artillery shells rained down on them for years, but they survived. Non-native rats preyed on them, but they endured. The Monito gecko is one resilient little lizard. Monito Island off the western coast of Puerto Rico. Map by Roy Hewitt, USFWS. Living only on one small chunk of rock in the Caribbean Sea, the gecko has weathered adversity and is now so abundant, the U.  Read the full story...

  • A biologist looks out at the destruction and fallen vegetation outside the gate of the aviary.
    Information icon Looking out at Aviary gate towards the facility entrance. Photo by USFWS.

    A tale of two photos

    October 6, 2017 | 3 minute read

    To appreciate how one hurricane gave Puerto Rico only a glancing blow, while the next delivered a hit that left the island prone, you need only look at the two photos. Puerto Rican parrot aviary at Rio Grande after Hurricane Irma. Photo by USFWS. Puerto Rican parrot aviary at Rio Grande after Hurricane Maria. Photo by USFWS. The photos depict the same place, the road leading into Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest.  Read the full story...

  • A man wearing a red cross vest points towards a U.S. Coast Guard boat.
    Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse, USCG.

    Everyone OK

    September 28, 2017 | 2 minute read

    The going has been hard, the searches exhausting, but the efforts of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service workers dispatched to Puerto have borne fruit: All of the Service’s 61 employees on the crippled island are OK. That was the highlight of Thursday’s conference call on the status of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, the category 4 hurricane that smashed into the U.S. territory last week. Crews have tracked down all the Service workers, some cut off from communications and travel following the storm’s vicious passage.  Read the full story...

Contact Us:

Looking for a media contact? Reach out to a regional spokesperson.

Share this page

Tweet this page on Twitter or follow @USFWSsoutheast

Share this page on Facebook or follow USFWSsoutheast.

LinkedIn

Share this page on LinkedIn