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Tag: environment

  • Wildlife

    Parrot

    The Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata), also known as the Puerto Rican Amazon, has been on the endangered list since 1967. Their numbers, both in the wild and in captivity are dangerously low. The Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program has been working tirelessly to raise awareness to the plight of this remarkable bird species. The program has been working together with the U.S. Forest ...

  • Porta Caribe (South)

    Adjuntas

    If you are planning to spend some time in Puerto Rico but do not enjoy hot or humid weather, you might want to consider spending some time in Adjuntas. Also known as ‘La Suiza de Puerto Rico’ – which means ‘the Switzerland of Puerto Rico' – this little town has gained its reputation because it has much lower average temperatures than most other towns in Puerto Rico. The town is situated in ...

  • Reserves

    Humacao Natural Reserve

    The Humacao Nature Reserve is located on the southeastern coast of the island of Puerto Rico. This is just one of the many nature reserves in Puerto Rico that is know for its diverse and spectacular collection of approximately ninety bird species that have made their homes in this protected area. There are also a few families of monkeys that roam the reserve; contact with them is discouraged ...

  • Reserves

    Maricao Forest Reserve

    The Maricao Forest Reserve is situated in the western regions of Puerto Rico in the Cordillera Central mountain range. The Maricao Forest is one of a few forest nature reserves in Puerto Rico. It was acquisitioned in 1919, followed by Monte Guilarte in 1935 and Toro Negro in 1960. It has a great landscape that is diverse in flora due to the varied soil types found here and tree species. ...