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  • A building built on steel footings ready for hurricane force winds.

    Service facilities built to withstand nature’s worst

    November 9, 2017 | 5 minute readHurricanes are never welcome, but they can prompt changes in buildings to make them better, stronger, and more capable of handling high water and even higher winds. Learn more...

    The rebuilt Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge visitor's center built to withstand future storms.

  • Fallen trees crushed many of the Puerto Rican parrot breeding cages.

    Partners in chaos

    October 25, 2017 | 6 minute readSan Juan, Puerto Rico – The Jeep was pretty new, but battered already. It was dusty, and someone had stolen the spare wheel from the rear. Flying debris knocked a hole in the top, too. But it rolled, and rolled well. It also had a spot on the dash for the “Captain’s Log,” the name the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Jon Wallace gave to a dog-eared notebook. As the Service’s incident commander during three weeks of relief and rescue work in Puerto Rico recently, he used it to keep a tally on what had been done, what still needed attention. Learn more...

    Shredded trees at El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico. Photo by Mark Davis, USFWS.

Caribbean

  • A mountainous coastline highlighted by bright blue water and vegetated rocks.

    Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office

    The Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office was established in 1974. We strive for ecosystem sustainability through preservation, conservation, enhancement, and restoration of habitats essential for the long-term viability of the fish, wildlife, and plants in the Caribbean. The field office emphasizes an ecosystem approach incorporating Strategic Habitat Conservation to address and prioritize habitat issues through partnerships with other federal, state and local agencies, conservation organizations, private landowners, and citizens to achieve the greatest possible benefits to fish and wildlife. Learn more...

    Survival Beach at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Photo © José Almodóvar.

  • An aerial photograph of a reef at the edge of a flood plain with mountains in the distance.

    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...

    Salinas, Puerto Rico. Photo © Héctor Ruiz.

  • An orange and black buttefly perched on a yellow flower

    Document library

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    Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly, (Atlantea tulita).Photo by Jan Zegarra, USFWS.

  • A biologist wearing gloves and protective boots collects a sample after an oil spill.

    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 biologist collects a sample after an oil spill. Photo by USFWS.

  • Over a dozen white birds with black markings on their head flying in the blue sky.

    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...

    Roseate terns (Sterna dougallii dougallii). Photo by Jan Zegarra, USFWS.

  • A bright green parrot with red markings on its face and blue flight feathers.

    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...

    Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vittata) © Alfredo Irizarry.

  • A bright pink flower with broad, fuzzy green leaves.

    Stories

    Stories from Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office. Learn more...

    Vernonia proctorii. Photo by Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

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