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Expensive to preserve manatíes

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Marieli Collazo Vega

The Center for the Conservation of Manaties of Puerto Rico (CCMPR), has been working since 2012. However is very expensive to keep the center running.

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Denouncing recent harm to Guánica's wetlands

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Gloria Ruiz Kuilan / gruiz@elnueviodia.com

The Departament of Agriculture of Puerto Rico has been blamed for the destruction of 240 acres of wetlands around the Guánica lagoon by a local conservation group. 


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United Nations recognizes Puerto Rico's efforts in manatee conservation

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The United Nations (UN) selected Puerto Rico to train people from the United States, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil on the proper management of stranded marine species.

 

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Call to reconsider Construction Council's plan for the northern Karst

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The conservation organization Citizens of the Karst (CDK) invited the Construction Council to reconsider their position and join the majority of Puerto Rican society in their efforst of protecting the northern Karst. 

 

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Las Cabachuelas, an underground treasure

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Aurora Rivera Arguinzoni / arivera@elnuevodia.com

In 2012, Las Cabachuelas cave system was designated as a natural reserve. Unfortunately, the money destined to promote its conservation its being used for other purposes, putting this important ecosystem at risk.

 

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Puerto Rican parrot takes flight

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Sandra Caquías Cruz / scaquias@elnuevodia.com

The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources is evaluating the creation of a third aviary to breed the endangered Puerto Rican parrot and help the restoration of its population. The population of the Amazona vittata was once at 13 individuals and today is around 500.

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Bats help prevent harmful pests

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Wilson Gonzalez-Espada
Scientists Isha Alexander and Keith Geluso used innovative field techniques to capture bats at Vieques Island. This information will be used to quantify the species of bats living in Vieques and to estimate their population, which is essential for developing management plans.

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How do corals fight off infections?

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Puerto Rico has coral reefs of remarkable beauty. What many people do not know is that these organisms are extremely delicate and susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and other infectious microorganisms. As in humans, corals have an immune system that helps them fight off infections, but little is known about how it works. A group from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras studied the immune system response of the sea fan coral and developed a mathematic model to simulate how this coral responds to common infections. 

Promoting conservation through art at the EEUPR

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David Cordero Mercado

The students form the Elemetary School of the University of Puerto Rico (EEUPR), built an artisitc wall from recycled materials to promote conservation of natural resources. They will be participating in Europe in a competition.

 

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The call of the leatherback turtle

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Luis Miguel Rico / Especial El Nuevo Día

As the leatherback turtle nesting season begins we must reflect on the importance of protecting this endangered species and how this efforts fit in the bigger environmental conservation picture.

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