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  • A hillside with debris and trees snapped in half like twigs.

    Aid in the shade

    August 9, 2018 | 4 minute readIn September 2017, Puerto Rico was already reeling from Hurricane Irma, which had doused it with torrential rains and caused widespread damage. Then, two weeks later, Hurricane Maria roared through, killing hundreds of residents, wiping out buildings, entire landscapes of vegetation, and practically the entire electrical grid. It was the worst natural disaster on record for the U.S. commonwealth island, which is still recovering from the Category 4 storm. Learn more...

    A portion of Jose Roig’s coffee plantation immediately after Hurricane Maria struck. Photo by USFWS.

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  • An orange and black buttefly perched on a yellow flower

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    Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly, (Atlantea tulita).Photo by Jan Zegarra, USFWS.

  • A small lizard with a bright blue tail and brown/black striped body on sandy leaf litter.

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

    St. Croix ground lizard, (Ameiva polops). Photo by Jan Zegarra, USFWS.

  • A bright pink flower with broad, fuzzy green leaves.

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

    Vernonia proctorii. Photo by Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

  • A forested mountain with spotty fog.

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

    Dewy forest in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Photo © José Almodovar.

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  • A small, black and white bird flies over ocean waters.

    Proposed listing of the black-capped petrel as threatened

    October 5, 2018 | 4 minute readWhat action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking? The Service is proposing to list the black-capped petrel as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). What is the black-capped petrel? The black-capped petrel is a seabird that breeds on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It travels long distances to forage as far away as open ocean waters off the coast of Virginia. Learn more...

    Black-capped petrel off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC. Photo © Brian Patteson, seabirding.com used with permission.

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