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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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Green light for export of iguana meat

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Andrea Martínez/ amartinez@elnuevodia.com

The Puerto Rico Departments of Health and Agriculture have expressed their support for a green iguana meat industry, an animal considered invasive in Puerto Rico.

 

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An Analysis of Arthropod Interceptions by APHIS-PPQ and Customs and Border Protection in Puerto Rico

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An Analysis of Arthropod Interceptions by APHIS-PPQ and Customs and Border Protection in Puerto Rico

DAVID A. JENKINS, RUSSELL F. MIZELL, III, SKIP VAN BLOEM, STEFANIE WHITMIRE, LEYINSKA WISCOVITCH, CRYSTAL ZALESKI, AND RICARDO GOENAGA

 

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