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Endangered Puerto Rican wildlife species targeted by shade coffee initiative - Puerto Rican parrot, Sharp shinned hawk, Puerto Rican nightjar, Elfin woods warbler, Puerto Rican boa.

Caribbean Biology

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are known for their ecological and biological diversity. Caribbean Area NRCS staff work with clients and partners in a voluntary effort to maintain or enhance wildlife production and value on private land.

NRCS develops wildlife habitat evaluation procedures, conservation practice standards and specifications, as well as other technical resources to help improve and maintain habitat conditions for wildlife. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands employees, together with our partners, strive to assist landowners in implementing wildlife programs and to establish NRCS conservation practices that not only meet the clients' needs, but also ensure sustainability and health of the wildlife and fisheries habitat.

Family of pintail ducks swimming in Southgate Pond, St. Croix, USVI. Photo by Carol Cramer Burke, Jan. 18, 2004.

Links & Resources

Please click on a link below for additional information on the following topics:

Ecology & Wildlife

Blue tang swim along the shallow coral reefs offshore of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

Coral Reefs & Fisheries

Biology / Ecology Publications

Partner Links

Mario Rodríguez

State Resource Conservationist