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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more