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  • A vernal pool surrounded by bright purple flowers in the shadow of a forested mountain.
    Information icon Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge. Photo © José Almodóvar.

    Project evaluations

    The Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office promotes healthy wildlife and their habitat through a diverse group of programs: Endangered Species, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Contaminants Program, Coastal Program and Project Evaluation.  Learn more...

  • 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

    News from the Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office.  Learn more...

  • A bright pink flower with broad, fuzzy green leaves.
    Information icon Vernonia proctorii. Photo by Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

    Stories

    Stories from Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office.  Learn more...

  • A forested mountain with spotty fog.
    Information icon Dewy forest in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Photo © José Almodovar.

    Wildlife

    Wildlife at the Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office.  Learn more...

  • An orange and black buttefly perched on a yellow flower
    Information icon Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly, (Atlantea tulita).Photo by Jan Zegarra, USFWS.

News

  • A green, leafy fern branch being held held by a biologist.
    Information icon Adiantum vivesii by Jennifer Possley at Fairchild Botanical Garden.

    El Servicio propone remover un helecho puertorriqueño de la lista de plantas amenazadas y en peligro de extinción

    July 30, 2021 | 3 minute read

    Hoy, el Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre propone remover a Adiantum vivesii de la Ley de Especies en Peligro de Extinción (ESA, por sus siglas en inglés). Después de una revisión de la mejor data científica y comercial disponible, incluyendo la revisión de estatus de la especie de 5 años, el Servicio ha determinado que Adiantum vivesii es un híbrido estéril de dos especies de helechos comunes. Por consiguiente, no cumple con la definición legal de una especie bajo la ESA.  Read the full story...

  • A green, leafy fern branch being held held by a biologist.
    Information icon Adiantum vivesii by Jennifer Possley at Fairchild Botanical Garden.

    Service Proposes Removal of Puerto Rican Fern from List of Threatened and Endangered Plants

    July 30, 2021 | 2 minute read

    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Adiantum vivesii from the Endangered Species Act (ESA). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial data, including the 5-year status review, the Service has found that Adiantum vivesii is a sterile hybrid of two common fern species. As such, it does not meet the statutory definition of a species under the ESA. “The Service’s work is grounded in thorough, objective science with a goal of conserving natural resources for future generations.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny white flower bloom amongst green large leaves.
    Information icon Palo de rosa in bloom; Photo credit – Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

    El Servicio Federal de Pesca y Vida Silvestre propone reclasificar a palo de rosa de especie en peligro de extinción a amenazada: Preguntas Frecuentes

    July 19, 2021 | 5 minute read

    Gracias a los exitosos esfuerzos de colaboradores locales el árbol de palo de rosa está en camino hacia la recuperación. Este árbol perenne, cuyo nombre en español describe su madera de color rosa y el cual ocurre en Puerto Rico y República Dominicana, ha mostrado mejoras sustanciales desde que fue incluido como una especie en peligro de extinción bajo la Ley Federal de Especies en Peligro (ESA, por sus siglas en inglés) en 1990.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny white flower bloom amongst green large leaves.
    Information icon Palo de rosa in bloom; Photo credit – Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Reclassify Palo de Rosa from Endangered to Threatened

    July 13, 2021 | 4 minute read

    Thanks to successful efforts by local and federal partners, the palo de rosa tree is on the path to recovery. The evergreen tree whose Spanish name describes its pink-colored wood, located in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, has shown substantial improvements since it was listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1990. Based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, the U.  Read the full story...

  • Draft Recovery Plan for Agave eggersiana

    July 7, 2021 | 1 minute read

    We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the draft recovery plan for the Agave eggersiana, a plant listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies; nongovernmental organizations; and the public. We must receive comments by by September 7, 2021. Obtaining documents: You may obtain a copy of the plan by contacting Maritza Vargas, by mail at U.  Read the full story...

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