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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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Audubon and Toyota Invite Applicants for 2014 Fellowship and Innovation Grants

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NEW YORK, NY (July 8, 2014) –Toyota TogetherGreen, a conservation initiative of the National Audubon Society and Toyota, is pleased to invite applicants for its 2014 fellowship and innovation grants program. The program supports and fosters diverse, community-driven conservation projects that result in sustainable and innovative solutions.

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5th Symposium on Marine and Applied Coastal Research at the RUM

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Frances M. Vera

The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez is celebrating the 5th Symposium on Marine and Applied Coastal Research this Thursday February 20th. For more information send an email to comunicacionespsgupr@gmail.com or call (787) 834-4726 or visit http://www.seagrantpr.org/research/index.html.

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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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ONU recognizes work with Manatíes in Puerto Rico

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Gloria Ruiz Kuilan / gruiz@elnuevodia.com

ONU recognizes the conservation efforts with the manatíes in Puerto Rico as a model that can be replicated with other species in other countries.

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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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Bats help prevent harmful pests

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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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Save the Parrot with Style / Desfile de Moda pro Cotorra Boricua, Casa Isleña, Puntas, Rincón

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Save the Parrot with Style
Saturday, March 16
Casa Isleña, Puntas, Rincón

Featuring:
- Miss Turismo Latino P.R.
- Jewelry Collection by Greetchen Díaz presented by models of the West Fashion Week
- Live music, raffle gifts from local shops and restaurants
- Free food

Donation: $5
To benefit The Puertorrican Parrot Genome Project and the Caribbean Genome Center (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez)

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