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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 large limestone island emerges from the sea covered in green vegetation. Jan 9, 2018

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

        2. 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

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

          Rain coming

        4. Sep 29, 2017 | 1 minute read

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

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

          Everyone OK

        6. Sep 27, 2017 | 1 minute read

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

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

          Glimmer of hope

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

          Long road

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

          Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico

        10. Three men meet before deloying with heavy equipment. Sep 12, 2017

          Service assesses damage, starts cleanup

        11. A deer similar in appearance to a white-tailed deer, but much smaller in size Sep 11, 2017

          Key deer among many Florida Keys species facing Irma

        12. A swirling cloud mass south of Florida. Sep 10, 2017

          Irma reaches Florida, heads north

        13. A map of southeastern Florida. Sep 8, 2017

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

        14. 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

        15. Two men attach a tarp onto a damaged roof. Sep 8, 2017

          Tips for rebuilding

        16. A massive hurricane threatens Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Sep 7, 2017

          Hurricane Irma: How we are responding

        17. 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

        18. 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

        19. 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

        20. 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.

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

          2017 Endangered Species Day Events

        22. Four manatees and a school of fish assemble under crystal clear water. Mar 30, 2017

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

        23. A light brown snake with darker black and brown markings on a green vine. Aug 17, 2016

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

        24. 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

        25. A close up photo of a gray-silver salamander walking on a layer of wet moss. Mar 15, 2016

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

        26. 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

        27. 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

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

          Service proposes to list the elfin-woods warbler

        29. A bright green parrot with red markings around it's beak spreads it's wings. Aug 13, 2015

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

        30. A strange looking salamander with horns. Sep 22, 2014

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

        31. 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

        32. 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

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

          Service protects coqui llanero under the Endangered Species Act

        34. 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

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

          Service says listing Caribbean mayten not warranted

        36. 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

        37. 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

        38. 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

        39. 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

        40. Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach. Nov 11, 2009

          Brown pelican populations recovered, removed from Endangered Species List

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

          Coqui llanero may warrant protection under Endangered Species Act

        42. 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

        43. A bright green parrot with red markings around its beak spreads its wings. Jun 17, 2009

          Puerto Rican parrot recovery plan available

        44. 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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