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  • Aerial photograph of a newly restored mangrove-wetland forest -- a flooded area with several small islands for trees.
    Information icon Aerial view of restored mangrove-wetland forest and salt flats habitat at JBNERR. Photo © Milton Muñoz.

    Service restoration project with partners helps water flow and wildlife in Puerto Rican reserve

    March 17, 2020 | 3 minute read

    In September 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (CESFO) completed a restoration project at the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in southern Puerto Rico. Portions of the reserve had been used as a clandestine landfill in the past. The Service’s CESFO Coastal Program worked on the project in collaboration with a local NGO, Protectores de Cuencas, Inc. (PDC); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER).  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.

News

  • A pinkish green flower petal growing off of a mossy covered surface
    Information icon *Lepanthes eltoroensis*. Photo © O Monsegur.

    Partners celebrate recovery of tiny orchid in Puerto Rico

    March 9, 2020 | 3 minute read

    Thanks to a successful conservation partnership involving the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, a tiny orchid, Lepanthes eltoroensis, is being proposed for delisting from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Plants. The orchid is restricted to one general area within El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico at elevations above 2,461 feet. However, the orchid’s estimated population has increased from around 140 individuals, when it was listed as an endangered species in 1991, to a current estimate of about 3,000 individuals.  Read the full story...

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