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Tag: US Virgin Islands

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  • Hurricane Irma

    This infographic shows the eye of Hurricane Irma and details the Southeast Region response. The Service sent out teams with fuel, water, food and chainsaws to make sure that employees were safe, to inspect homes and buildings, to clear roads and to find staging areas for equipment. Hurricane Irma impacted 45 national wildlife refuges, three national fish hatcheries, two ecological services field stations, two fish and wildlife conservation offices and three law enforcement offices in the Caribbean and Southeast U.  Learn more...

  • Hurricane Maria

    This infographic shows the eye of Hurricane Maria and details the Southeast region response. Maria made landfall over Puerto Rico as a Category 4 Hurricane impacting 57 employees, 15 field stations and 22,000 acres. The Southeast region assisted our neighbors in Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra and St. Croix. The region accounted for all of our employees, helped FEMA with search and rescue, provided aerial transportation between islands, secured facilities with tarps and generators, provided security to DOI assets, enabled communication between local government and Service facilities, transported food, water and fuel, cleared roads, and stabilized facilities for Puerto Rican parrots.  Learn more...


  • Bright yellow flowers for an agave plant.
    Agave eggersiana flower. Photo by Christian Torres, USFWS.

    Service evaluates two Virgin Islands plants warrant Endangered Species Act protection

    January 20, 2010 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the initiation of a status review for two Virgin Islands plants, Agave eggersiana (no common name) and Solanum conocarpum (marrón bacora). With this notice, the Service is soliciting information regarding the status of, and any potential threats to these plant species. Today’s announcement is in response to a court-approved settlement agreement after the Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint challenging the 12-month finding for both species.  Read the full story...

  • Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach.
    Information icon Brown pelicans sitting on nests at Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Greg Thompson, USFWS.

    Brown pelican populations recovered, removed from Endangered Species List

    November 11, 2009 | 4 minute read

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton today announced that the brown pelican, a species once decimated by the pesticide DDT, has recovered and is being removed from the list of threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. “At a time when so many species of wildlife are threatened, we once in a while have an opportunity to celebrate an amazing success story,” Salazar said.  Read the full story...

  • Storm surge from the ocean cuts through a barrier island.
    Three breaches in NC12 at old maintenance shop at Pea Island NWR. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.

    Service will host public meetings on coastal barrier resources system pilot project units

    June 29, 2009 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will conduct several virtual town hall meetings on the recently submitted Report to Congress: John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Digital Mapping Pilot Project. The Service is soliciting public input on the report and draft maps during a 120-day public comment period that closes on August 5, 2009. The Service will hold the public meetings via webcast and teleconference on July 14-15, 2009.  Read the full story...


  • A large adult sea turtle on a sandy beach.
    Leatherback sea turtle at Tinglar, U.S. Virgin Islands. Photo by Claudia Lombard, USFWS

    Conservation in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    Related content Caribbean Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office Caribbean Puerto Rican Parrot recovery program Caribbean Coastal Program Caribbean Environmental Contaminants Caribbean Project evaluations Caribbean Grants at a glance Caribbean Stories Caribbean Document library Aug 14, 2019 | 3 minute read Articles Saving rare plants in the U.  Learn more...

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