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First leatherback turtle nest reported in Isla Verde

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Carmen R. Guerrero Pérez, secretary of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, announced that the first leatherback turtle nest of the year has been reported in Isla Verde. The leatherback turtle is an endangered species.The original version of this article is in Spanish. You can read it by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

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Efforts to save three coquí species from extinction

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Several efforts are been made to save three coqui species from extinction: coquí Palmeado, Dorado and Eneida.

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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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In danger of extinction the majority of coquí species

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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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About to lose another coquí

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Two species of coquíes have significantly reduced their population in the last decade.

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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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Green turtle dies in Escambrón

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Ivelisse Rivera Quiñones / ivelisse.rivera@gfrmedia.com

Edwin Mojica, from the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, informed that an endangered green sea turtle died this morning in the Escambrón area of San Juan. In better news, Mojica said that another endangered sea turtle species, a leatherback turtle, was seen laying eggs in Ocean Park.

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