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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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Legislation in favor of endangered species

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

For the first time in 11 years, the Legislature of Puerto Rico is considering a project in favor of endangered species that would give the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources the ability to carry out activites to create awareness about these vulnerable species.

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Asking not to replant invasive orchids in Puerto Rico

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Several studies done at the University of Puerto Rico inform on the impact of an invasive species, the phillipine orchid (Spathoglottis plicata), which competes with the native species of orchid Bletia patula. They urge the public not to take and replant this exotic orchid in order to control the dispersion of the plant and the effects on the ecosystem. 

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Species become extinct...so?

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Our planet's biodiversity is in danger, with many endangered species. What is the problem with these species dissapearing? 

This article discusses the consequences to our planet and explains why this should concern us.

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Teenager creates habitat for Puerto Rican Boa

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The San Patricio State Forest in Guaynabo recently opened a conservation area for the Puerto Rican Boa that was designed by Victor Aguilar, a tenth grade student.

 

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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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Endangered crested toad tadpoles sent to Puerto Rico

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SAN FRANCISCO — Más de 4,000 renacuajos reproducidos en California fueron enviados hoy, jueves, en un avión de pasajeros a Puerto Rico como parte de un programa para restablecer un sapo multicolor de la isla que alguna vez se pensó que estaba extinto.

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Successful leatherback turtle nesting season in Puerto Rico

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San Juan - The leatherback turtle nesting season in Puerto Rico finished with an all time high number of nests counted, which environmental organizations attribute to more public awareness via outreach campaigns.

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Endangered the cucubano

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The threats that the cucubano (a species of Puerto Rican click beetle) has faced for the last half century are leading scientists to hypothesize that the insect—know for its bioluminescence—is endangered, although thee are no scientific studies confirming this yet.

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Puerto Rican Night Jar threatened by deforestation

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The Coalition Pro-Health and the Environment from de Susúa neighborhood in Sabana Grande and Arenas in Guánica warned about the threat that the construction of atenna towers represent for the Puerto Rican Night Jar's habitat. The Puerto Rican Night Jar is a critically endangered species.

 

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