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  • A brown and white hawk perched on a tree branch
    Information icon A Puerto Rican sharp-shinned hawk. Photo © The Peregrine Fund.

    Puerto Rico’s sharp-shinned hawk soars again thanks to Service partnership

    July 10, 2020 | 5 minute read

    The future for Puerto Rico’s sharp-shinned hawk — or gavilán de sierra — looked bleak in 2017, with only 75 of the federally endangered raptors soaring above the island’s deeply forested hilltops. And then Hurricane Maria hit. Russell Thorstrom, a biologist with The Peregrine Fund, visited a few months after the winds topped 155 miles per hour and more than two feet of rain fell. He estimated only 19 sharpies survived.  Learn more...

Caribbean

  • A mountainous coastline highlighted by bright blue water and vegetated rocks.
    Information icon Survival Beach at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Photo © José Almodóvar.

    Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office

    Dear partners: To ensure the safety of our employees and the community, we are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as federal, state and local agencies in order to avoid the spread of Covid-19. To facilitate your interaction with our office we are providing the following guidance: We encourage you to use our office online tools and other resources for information regarding endangered and threatened species.  Learn more...

  • A bright green parrot with red markings on its face and blue flight feathers.
    Information icon Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vittata) © Alfredo Irizarry.

    Puerto Rican Parrot recovery program

    The Puerto Rican parrot recovery program is an effort to conserve, protect and manage wild and captive parrots in order to downlist the species from endangered to threatened.  Learn more...

  • An aerial photograph of a reef at the edge of a flood plain with mountains in the distance.
    Information icon Salinas, Puerto Rico. Photo © Héctor Ruiz.

    Coastal Program

    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 biologist wearing gloves and protective boots collects a sample after an oil spill.
    Information icon A biologist collects a sample after an oil spill. Photo by USFWS.

    Environmental Contaminants

    Man-made pollution remains one of the nation’s greatest environmental concerns. Our contaminant expertise extends to a variety of pollutants including pesticides, metals, petroleum products, and emerging contaminants such as: pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and insecticides. The Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office provides technical assistance to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and state agencies to ensure fish and wildlife and their habitat are adequately protected during and upon completion of cleanup efforts at Superfund sites, including the Vieques and Culebra National Wildlife Refuges.  Learn more...

  • 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...

  • Over a dozen white birds with black markings on their head flying in the blue sky.
    Information icon Roseate terns (Sterna dougallii dougallii). Photo by Jan Zegarra, USFWS.

    Grants at a glance

    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 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...

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

Faq

  • A white breasted bird with blueish grey feathers.
    Information icon Elfin-woods warbler. Photo by Mike Morel, USFWS.

    Designación final de hábitat crítico para la Reinita de bosque enano

    June 29, 2020 | 10 minute read

    ¿Porque el Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre (Servicio) listó la reinita de bosque enano en 2016 como especie amenazada bajo la Ley Federal de Especies en Peligro de Extinción (ESA, por sus siglas en inglés)? El Servicio analizó la mejor ciencia disponible y determinó que la reinita de bosque enano está amenazada en toda su distribución por los siguientes factores: La modificación del hábitat en terrenos privados bajo uso agrícola y otros usos de terrenos que implican la eliminación de vegetación.  Learn more...

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