“Mogotes” provide important
habitat for rare and endangered
plant and animal species found at
Fort Buchanan including the ...
The Puerto Rican boa is the
largest native snake in Puerto
Rico. It is non-venomous.
Distribution: Only found in
Puerto Ri...
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  1. 1. “Mogotes” provide important habitat for rare and endangered plant and animal species found at Fort Buchanan including the Palo de Rosa, Ortegon, and Puerto Rican boa. Protection of this habitat is critical to the survival of these species and provides a natural buffer to the urban areas surrounding Fort Buchanan. Mogotes (Karstic Limestone Hills) Ruddy ducks have been sighted at the lake. Although these ducks are not endangered, their numbers are declining. Therefore, habitat protection is important. Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) Endangered Species Management at Fort Buchanan The key goal of endangered species management is to ensure the protection of any rare, threatened, or endangered species and habitat critical to their survival that may occur on Fort Buchanan. Fort Buchanan’s Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species and Unique Natural Resources Sustaining the Environment United States Army Garrison Fort Buchanan Learn more about the rare and unique plants and animals located on Fort BuchananPhone: 787-707- 3966 / 3508 / 3575 Fax: 787-707-3570 US ARMY GARRISON FORT BUCHANAN DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC WORKS ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION FORT BUCHANAN, PR 00934 Endangered Species Signs If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact DPW Environmental Division at (787) 707-3966 / 3508/ 3575. For additional information, visit the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division at Fort Buchanan Internet Site; http://www.buchanan.army.mil/ dpw/home.html or access; http://www.slideshare.net/ FortBuchananEnvironment 14 MAR, SEMS Rev, CDl #67
  2. 2. The Puerto Rican boa is the largest native snake in Puerto Rico. It is non-venomous. Distribution: Only found in Puerto Rico Status: Listed as Endangered in 1970 due to habitat destruction and hunting Diet: Feeds on small mammals, birds, lizards, and bats Interesting fact: The Puerto Rican Boa is the only known boa that captures bats in midflight. You can help protect this species by reporting any boa sightings to the Environmental Division. Access the Boa Sighting Form at the DPW Environmental Division, Fort Buchanan Internet Site; http://www.buchanan.army.mil/dpw/home.html Puerto Rican Boa (Epicrates inornatus) A rare small evergreen tree. Only about 200 individuals are known to exist in Puerto Rico. Distribution: Only found in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola Status: Listed as Endangered in 1990 due to habitat destruction Habitat: Well-drained, alkaline, rocky soils such as mogotes Interesting fact: One of the only known populations of this tree exists at Fort Buchanan. Palo de Rosa (Ottoschulzia rhodoxylon) An important freshwater wetland tree species. The most distinguishing characteristic is its fluted trunk. Distribution: Found along coastal plains and rivers throughout the Caribbean Status: Distribution greatly reduced due to wetland drainage and deforestation Habitat: Well-drained, alkaline, rocky soils such as “Mogotes” Interesting fact: A very large swamp bloodwood is located at Fort Buchanan. Swamp Bloodwood (Pterocarpus officinalis) Fort Buchanan’s Threatened and Endangered Species and Unique Natural Resources
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