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Only two Puerto Rican parrots in El Yunque survived Hurricane Maria

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More than 50% of the population of Puerto Rican parrots, which is an endangered species, disappeared after Hurricane Maria destroyed its habitat and food source. Only two of the 60-65 birds who lived in El Yunque survived the category 4 storm.

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31 puerto rican parrots freed at Maricao forest

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A team composed of members from state and federal agenicies and biologists, freed 31 Puerto Rican Parrots in the Maricao State Forest with the objective that they reproduce in the wild. This is part of the initiative focused on increasing the parrot population in order to remove it from the list of endangered species. 

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Extreme drought in El Yunque could help Puerto Rican parrot

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Frances Rosario

Scientists say that the extreme drought in El Yunque National Rainforest may help the reproduction of the endangered Puerto Rican parrot. The bird, endemic to Puerto Rico, prefers dry conditions for its reproduction.

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Maricao will be the home of the Puerto Rican Parrot

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Aurora Rivera Arguinzoni / arivera@elnuevodia.com

In their conservation efforts, DRNA has selected de State Forest in Maricao to release the third cohort of Puerto Rican parrots.

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More than Science: Alexandra, a Borinqueña Between the Laboratory and the Runway

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Borinqueña emphasizes on the contribution of Puerto Rican and Hispanic women in science and technology and provides a space to discuss topics of interest about the empowerment of women. In 'More than Science' we will share stories about Borinqueñas that are scientists, but also spend part of their time doing other activities and creating a balanced life free of stereotypes. 

Puerto Rican parrot takes flight

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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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Plan to save the Puerto Rican parrot

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Scientists at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez turned to crowdfunding to finance the sequencing of the Puerto Rican parrot's genome.


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