Entries in Amazona vittata - Puerto Rican Amazon (18)
I bet a “mallorca con azúcar” from La Bombonera, that if you ask anyone the name of an endemic animal from Puerto Rico, many would name the Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vittata). One of the first scientists responsible for people knowing about this bird and recognizing its endangered situation, was my grandfather, Don José A. Rodríguez Vidal (Don Tony; 1925-2009).
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in the U.S. territory for the first time in 144 years, officials said Tuesday.
The FWS is conducting five-year status reviews of 25 endangered and eight threatened species occurring in one or more of the 10 states in the southeast region and Puerto Rico. The public is invited to provide written information and comments concerning these species on or before May 27.
These five-year reviews will ensure listing classifications under the Endangered Species Act are accurate. In addition to reviewing the classification of these species, a five-year review presents an opportunity to track the species’ recovery progress.
Puerto Rico's Natural and Environmental Resources Department, or DRNA, released 10 specimens of the Puerto Rican parrot into the wilds of Rio Abajo State Forest in an attempt to establish a colony of the species in the wooded limestone terrain on the northern side of the island.