Tag: Puerto Rican Parrot
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October 17, 2017 | 6 minute read
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico – They’re old, parenthood behind them, but that hardly means the two senior citizens serve no purpose. They like to talk. Others, sometimes, show up to listen. People here call them Egida, literally, a “house for the elderly.” The Spanish-to-English translation describing their function is not precise, but it’s close enough. The Puerto Rican parrots sit in a cage and call to their wild peers. Learn more...
November 30, 2016 | 5 minute read
The future looks bright for the Puerto Rican parrot. Conservation professionals have been working toward the parrot’s reintroduction to the the Maricao Forest for more than 40 years. Learn more...
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...
August 13, 2015 | 5 minute read
Maricao, P.R. - Secretary of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), Carmen R. Guerrero Perez; the Regional Director of the Southeast Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Cynthia K. Dohner; and the Regional Forester of the Southeast Region of the US Forest Service (USFS), Tony Tooke, reported the transfer of 30 Puerto Rican parrots the Maricao Commonwealth Forest, a significant step to establish the third population of this endangered species. Read the full story...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks comment to begin an Environmental Assessment to select site for a third Puerto Rican parrot population in Puerto Rico
April 9, 2011 | 2 minute read
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are planning to Reintroduce Puerto Rican Parrots at a third site in Puerto Rico. To select a site and meet the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements for this proposed action, we will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) considering site alternatives proposed, evaluated, and discussed among concerned agencies. Read the full story...
June 17, 2009 | 3 minute read
The Puerto Rican parrot recovery plan is updated and now available, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. The Puerto Rican parrot is only found in Puerto Rico and is considered one of the 10 most endangered bird species in the world. One of nine Amazona parrots occurring in the West Indies, it is largely green with a red forehead and blue flight feathers. This species is one of the smallest in its genus. Read the full story...