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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

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

        Press Releases

        1. A biologist looks out at the destruction and fallen vegetation outside the gate of the aviary. Oct 6, 2017 | 3 minute read

          A tale of two photos

        2. Sep 29, 2017 | 1 minute read

          The Caribbean offices of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are temporarily closed due to Hurricane Maria

        3. A man wearing a red cross vest points towards a U.S. Coast Guard boat. Sep 28, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Everyone OK

        4. Sep 27, 2017 | 1 minute read

          Service teams land in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria

        5. A crew wearing hard hats clears a road of debris. Sep 26, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Glimmer of hope

        6. A half-dozen men cut fallen trees in a forest with a chainsaw. Sep 25, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Long road

        7. A spiral of white clouds obscures the ocean in a photo from space. Sep 19, 2017 | 1 minute read

          Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico

        8. Three men meet before deloying with heavy equipment. Sep 12, 2017 | 3 minute read

          Service assesses damage, starts cleanup

        9. A deer similar in appearance to a white-tailed deer, but much smaller in size Sep 11, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Key deer among many Florida Keys species facing Irma

        10. A swirling cloud mass south of Florida. Sep 10, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Irma reaches Florida, heads north

        11. A map of southeastern Florida. Sep 8, 2017 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service responders bringing technology to aid Hurricane Irma response, bolster safety

        12. A biologist looks out at the destruction and fallen vegetation outside the gate of the aviary. Sep 8, 2017 | 1 minute read

          Friday Hurricane Irma roundup

        13. Two men attach a tarp onto a damaged roof. Sep 8, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Tips for rebuilding

        14. A biologist looks out at the destruction and fallen vegetation outside the gate of the aviary. Sep 7, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Irma hits Puerto Rico, Service facilities

        15. A young woman in waders fishing in a shallow river. Jun 14, 2017 | 2 minute read

          Interior Secretary Zinke announces $1.1 billion in funding for state wildlife agencies; more than $243 million to Southeast U.S.

        16. Four manatees and a school of fish assemble under crystal clear water. Mar 30, 2017 | 4 minute read

          Manatee reclassified from endangered to threatened as habitat improves and population expands - existing federal protections remain in place

        17. A close up photo of a semi translucent gray-silver crayfish walking on rocky substrate. Sep 20, 2016 | 4 minute read

          Endangered Species Act protection not needed for four Southeastern animals

        18. A black salamander with gray spots. Sep 13, 2016 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service to gather more information on two rare reptiles in the Southeast

        19. A light brown snake with darker black and brown markings on a green vine. Aug 17, 2016 | 2 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 14 Caribbean species

        20. A small amphibian with a striped back. Jan 11, 2016 | 2 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service reviews petition for seven species found in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

        21. Bright yellow flowers for an agave plant. May 20, 2014 | 4 minute read

          Service seeks comments on draft economic analysis, re-opens comment period on proposal to designate Critical Habitat for three Caribbean plants

        22. Small white flowers with shiny green centers emerge from a stem. Jul 3, 2012 | 2 minute read

          Service says listing Caribbean mayten not warranted

        23. A brown and white bird with whiskers and a short, sharp beak. Apr 9, 2010 | 2 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 15 species in the Caribbean

        24. A white bird with a black cap and forked tail flying in front of a blue sky. Apr 5, 2010 | 3 minute read

          Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status review for roseate tern

        25. Bright yellow flowers for an agave plant. Jan 20, 2010 | 3 minute read

          Service evaluates two Virgin Islands plants warrant Endangered Species Act protection

        26. Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach. Nov 11, 2009 | 4 minute read

          Brown pelican populations recovered, removed from Endangered Species List

        27. Storm surge from the ocean cuts through a barrier island. Jun 29, 2009 | 4 minute read

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

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