Tag: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

Rare USVI Plant Will Now Be Listed As Endangered After Lawsuit

TUCSON — Two years after an initial ruling, and on the heels of an announced lawsuit, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it is in the process of finalizing the listing of the Marron bacora, a rare U.S. Virgin Islands plant, as endangered and thereby a protected species. In a news release on Tuesday, […]

Injured Rare Loggerhead Turtle Being Treated By Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An injured loggerhead sea turtle was rescued by volunteers from the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue (STAR) network in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Fish and Wildlife of the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources, and Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative (CWORI). The turtle was […]

DPNR Reintroduces Ground Lizard To St. Croix After 50 Years On Offshore Islands

CHRISTIANSTED —DPNR has reintroduced the St. Croix Ground Lizard (Ameiva polops) to the main island of St. Croix for the first time in 50 years.   DPNR Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Orio said his department hopes the experiment will allow the lizard to thrive here as it once did prior to 1969.l The St. Croix Ground […]

4 Losing Cock-Fighting Roosters Tied To A Tree And Left To Die At Sandy Point Beach

FREDERIKSTED —Four apparently failed cock-fighting roosters were tied to a tree and left to die upside down in the blazing hot St. Croix sun, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched the VIPD Animal Cruelty Investigator to the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge regarding several chickens that were found dead on Thursday, the Virgin […]