September 1st, 2014 was the 100th year anniversary of the death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon. This species once had millions of specimens and went extint. Its story offers important lessons about the conservation of threatened or endangered species.
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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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The Puerto Ricna boa was declared an endangered species in 1970, and although there are specimens in certain regions of Puerto Rico, the species continues to be threatened risking not only its survival but public health. Boas eat rodents, like rats and mice, which can transmit diseases to humans.
The fate of the boa and other endangered species in the Caribbean and Latin American are being discussed this weekend at a conference at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo.