Latest El Yunque National Forest Stories
Aspiring ecologist Ashley Golphin, an undergraduate at Kent State, describes the challenges and rewards of conducting research on tropical stream ecosystems in Puerto Rico during the summer rainy season Puerto Rico, the island of enchantment, is home to the Tropical Ecology and Evolution Internship at El Verde Field Station, University of Puerto Rico. El Verde is located in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, better known to the locals as El Yunque National Forest. El Yunque, the only tropical...
The population of wild Puerto Rican parrots, among the most endangered birds in the world, has languished for decades, with several dozen remaining birds unable to break through the bottleneck that prevents their numbers from growing. A new study by an international team led by a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, sheds light on the factors influencing the stalled growth of this parrot's population and, in turn, provides an analytical tool that could help pinpoint the...
The El Yunque National Forest, previously known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest that is located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The forest is commonly referred to as El Yunque, which might be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil” which is yunque in Spanish. The second...
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