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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.

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...

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