Puerto Rico

Hispanic Heritage Month Employee Spotlights: María Elena García Cancio-Malena

This Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the Latinx, Hispanic, and Multicultural Employee Resource Group at National Wildlife Federation are coming together to share our stories — in our own words. …

El huracán María dejó en evidencia la importancia de la infraestructura natural

Ha pasado ya más de un año desde que el huracán María arribó en Puerto Rico devastando todo a su paso. Con vientos de 155 mph, el huracán categoría 4 …

How Hurricane Maria Proved the Importance of Natural Infrastructure

It has been a year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, leaving behind a trail of devastation. With winds of 155 mph, the Category 4 hurricane not only …

USVI building photo by Collin O'Mara

U.S. Virgin Islands Affiliate Sees Long Path to Recovery

During a visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands in January, 2018, National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O’Mara saw evidence of the first steps toward recovery for people and …

El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife and People Hit Hard in the Caribbean

“During the hurricane everyone confronted different challenges—no one was exempt from this, including our wildlife.”  — Nathan González, the Puerto Rican Ornithological Society Hurricanes Irma and Maria scoured Caribbean habitats …

Affiliate of the Week: Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña

In honor of our 80th Anniversary celebration throughout 2016, the National Wildlife Federation is recognizing each of our Affiliate Partners in a special “Affiliate of the Week” blog series that …

What We Lose if We Sell Off a Wildlife Refuge

UPDATE: Due to tremendous pressure – including more than 20,000 NWF activists who spoke out to members of Congress – the sell-off of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge was taken …

Leatherback Sea Turtles Want Beaches Too

Last year, with the National Wildlife Federation’s support, a federal nature reserve was established in the Northeast Ecological Corridor (NEC) of Puerto Rico. The NEC Nature Reserve exists to protect …

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