Nazma Muller has just shared some great news from Trinidad and Tobago! A new species of hummingbird has been spotted in Trinidad for the first time. The Glittering-throated Emerald—Amazilia fimbriata—was sighted by Theodore U. Ferguson on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Yerette, Home of the Hummingbird, Maracas Valley, St. Joseph. We will share more news as […]

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“As new disease wipes out Caribbean coral, scientists tear up reefs to stop the spread.” In this article from September 26, Lucas Jackson and Chris Prentice (Reuters) report on the urgent efforts of scientists to save coral reefs in St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) from fast-moving, lethal disease: Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. Off the […]

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Puerto Rico’s Monito gecko has recovered and is being removed from the list of endangered species. The tiny, island-dwelling gecko is the 43rd species to be successfully recovered by the country’s strongest law for protecting imperiled wildlife, the Endangered Species Act. The Monito gecko is found on only […]

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