PUERTO RICO’S ENDANGERED PARROT MAKING COMEBACK


To be released in the Maricao forest … Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery!
“These birds are Puerto Rico’s last native parrot species.”

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In a bid to save Puerto Rico’s endangered parrot, scientists have transported 30 of them to one of the US’s largest forests, Michelle Simon reports in this article for Riviera Maya News.

Scientists transported the birds, which vary from juvenile to mature adults, where they will eventually be released into the wild at Maricao Commonwealth Forest in Puerto Rico. During the next year, the birds will live in a large caged area where they will learn survival skills before being introduced into the wild.

Secretary of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), Carmen R. Guerrero Perez, said that the Maricao forest has the largest plant diversity on the island. “You can imagine how that translates into a buffet for our parrots,” she said.

The arrival of the 30 birds is due to a local and federal effort to establish a third population of the parrot that saw its…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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