Тема: 10 Species Near Extinction - Photo Essays - TIME
When we hear of the term species, a class of individuals having common attributes and designated by a common name comes to mind. However, when the term endangered is used in conjunction with species, this gives us a different perspective, as well as negative. Thus, an endangered species is a species threatened by extinction. The Puerto Rican Parrot falls under this category. This parrot has seen an extravagant population decrease over the last five hundred years. However, there stands a great chance for its recovery through captive breeding programs.
Today, the Puerto Rican Parrot is critically endangered and is undoubtedly one of the rarest birds in the world. Efforts to prevent extinction of the Puerto Rican Parrot began when it was officially deemed endangered on March 11, 1967 (Velasquez 17).