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International organization WIDECAST recognizes Puerto Rican efforts for turtle conservation

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The Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Network (WIDECAST) recognized the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources' community-based efforts towards sea turtle conservation.

 

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Efforts to save the Mona iguana

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Osman Pérez Méndez

The populations of the Mona iguana have decreased so much that a breeding programs has been put in place to foster its recovery.

 

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DRNA released 15 Puerto Rican parrots as part of efforts to increase the parrot's population

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The Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DRNA) released 15 Puerto Rican Parrots into the wild life as an conservation effort.

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A 100 years since the death of Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon

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September 1st, 2014 was the 100th year anniversary of the death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon. This species once had millions of specimens and went extint. Its story offers important lessons about the conservation of threatened or endangered species.

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Scientists report first hatching of Puerto Rican parrots in the wild outside of El Yunque

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Carmen Guerrero Pérez, secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Cynthia K. Dohner, the director of the Southeast region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Liz Agpaoa, forester for the Southeast region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, announced that two Puerto Rican parrots were hatched in a natural nest in the wild outside of El Yunque, a milestone in 144 years.

 

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Volunteers needed for research project at Río Grande de Manatí

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Para la Naturaleza, a non-profit unit of the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust, is recruiting volunteers for the project Explorando la Vida del Río Grande de Manatí (Exploring the life of the Río Grande of Manatí). The initiative, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) includes 5 research projects focused on exploring the effect of urban growth on the Río Grande of Manatí. 

 

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In danger of extinction the majority of coquí species

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Jorge J. Muñiz Ortiz (EFE)

In the last few years, several species of coquies have dissapeared from Puerto Rico and today almost all of them are in danger of extinction.

 

 

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Educational adventure in the jungle

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Puerto Rican student Roberto Suro, who attends Boston University, is spending 6 months in the  Gunung Palung National Park in Indonesia to research orangutan behavior in the animal's natural environment.

 

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National Model Forest would span 20 municipalities

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The project that would create Puerto Rico's first National Model Forest will be presented in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday said Governor Alejandro García Padilla, underscoring that this would be a historic project.

The area covered by the forest included 390,000 acres and spans 20 municipalitie and the purpose is to promote the sustainable management of the natural area.

 

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Citizens can help to save the Puerto Rican parrot

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The USFWS is conducting an environmental evaluation draft to reintroduce the third cohort of Puerto Rican parrots. They are accepting comments and suggestions from the public about the best places to reintroduce the parrot. To see the draft, visit: http://www.fws.gov/caribbean/ES/3rd-Pop-PRparrot.htm

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