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The Puerto Rican Parrot

Here in Luquillo we have one of the world’s most endangered birds – The Puerto Rican Parrot. Called “Iguaca” by the Taino Indians, these beautiful birds with their green and blue feathers and distinctive red spot used to darken the skies when the Spanish first arrived in Puerto Rico. However, following centuries of poaching and habitat destruction culminating with  Hurricane Hugo in 1989, there were only about 22 individual parrots left in the wild. But, thanks to conservation efforts, they’re making a slow but steady comeback and it’s…

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Luquillo Beach Cleanup

Huge Volunteer Cleanup Efforts Underway

Saturday June 13, 2015 Volunteer Beach Cleanup:   Today, the Municipal Administration of Luquillo, including Luquillo’s Mayor,  joined FURA Maritime Unit and the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA in Spanish) of Puerto Rico in a clean up effort of area beaches. Volunteers, city workers, rescue divers, and many more individuals from both organizations showed up to help clean up our coastline. The focus was on underwater cleanup, where divers went into the shore waters and removed trash, like plastic bottles, cans, glass, and other man-made…

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