Tag: Coqui llanero
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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...
March 9, 2018 | 3 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 eight endangered 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 May 11, 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...
October 3, 2012 | 4 minute read
The coquí llanero is in danger of becoming extinct in the foreseeable future, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. As a result, the Service will protect the species under the Endangered Species Act, and will continue to work with conservation partners to aid the species’ recovery and address current and future threats. The coquí llanero is a species of frog that occupies a wetland in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Read the full story...
July 8, 2009 | 4 minute read
The Caribbean tree frog, Coqui llanero, may warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today, following an initial review of a petition from the Caribbean Primate Research Center, seeking to protect the Coqui llanero under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service will undertake a more thorough status review, of the species, known as a 12- month finding, to determine whether to propose adding the species to the federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. Read the full story...