Recovery Plan Ad Hoc Report results

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Plan Title Plan Stage Plan Lead Region (FWS) Plan Lead Office (FWS) Species Common Name Species Scientific Name Action Priority Action Number Action Description Action Status Estimated Initiation Date Estimated Completion Date Action Lead Agencies Responsible Parties Work Types Labor Types Comments Implementation Activity Number Implementation Activity Description Implementation Activity Status Implementation Activity Estimated Initiation Date Implementation Activity Estimated Completion Date Implementation Activity Labor Types Implementation Activity Work Types Implementation Activity Responsible Parties Implementation Activity Comments Implementation Activity Species
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 1 1 Monitor existing populations Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Research: Population Assessment, Research: Dietary Studies, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Predation, Research: Disease, Management: Population Monitoring Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative USFWS is monitoring the 3 natural populations and 6 introduced population.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 1 3 Protect Commonwealth-owned habitat Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Management Internal Administrative Presently, the species occur in the Guánica Commonwealth Forest and Gabias' Farm, both sites managed by the PRDNER for conservation.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 1 5 Enhance breeding areas Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, Other American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Non-governmental organizations, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Acquisition: Lease, Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Predator and Competitor Control Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Since 1992, FWS, PRDNER and AZA are leading this task.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 10 Maintain integrity of broodstock through implementation of breeding program with AAZPA Complete FY 2006 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, Other American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care, Other: Administration Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Administrative AZA through their Species Survival Plan maintain the broodstock and coordinate the reproduction in captivity. 31 institutions are participating in this effort.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 11 Classify physiographic features of northern and southern habitat Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, Other American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Taxonomic Studies, Research: Demographic Studies Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance FWS, PRDNER and AZA are working together to complete this task.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 12 Identify introduction sites Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Acquisition: Easement, Acquisition: Management Agreement, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Administrative At present, 6 sites have been indentified and the species has been introduced. Currently, new sites are under evaluation.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 13 Implement and evaluate release program Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Management: Reintroduction, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Every year, at least 6 releases are conducted in PR. Each release is monitored by FWS and PRDNER for documenting it succesful.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 2 Search for historical and new populations Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Universities, Non-governmental organizations, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Since 1992, FWS, PRDNER and AZA have been searching for the species through the northern and southern karst region in PR.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 4 Develop Habitat Conservation Plans Complete FY 2011 FY 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Predator and Competitor Control, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Other: Regulations Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative HCP for Punta Ventana area completed in 2013
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 6 Determine the extent of predation and competition by other species Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Universities, Non-governmental organizations, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Research: Dietary Studies, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Predation, Research: Disease Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Presently, the species is predated by marine toads, bullfrogs, moongoses, blue heron, among others. However, the extent of predation is unknown.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 7 Complete establishment of and maintain captive populations Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Research: Propagation, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Administrative Currently (2016), over 950 PRCT are maintained in captivity in 31 zoos facilities. AZA has been following the guidance published in The Husbandry Manual for the Puerto Rican Crested Toad (Lentini 2007) that describe protocols on specific areas, such as daily sanitation, feeding and nutrition, and physical examination to maintain captive PRCTs in good health condition. At today, the PRCT captive breeding program is the longest and successful captive breeding program on amphibians running by over 33 years without interruptions. Cost includes 21, 23, and 24
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 8 Develop captive propagation program in Puerto Rico Not Started American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care, Management: Propagation Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 2 9 Continue or initiate captive propagation research Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, Other American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Universities, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, USFWS Regional Office 4, Zoological Park Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care, Research, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Propagation Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Administrative Routine health checks are performed on captive toads throughout the year (i.e., fecal, blood, chytrid, ranavirus, etc.), or as needed at individual institutions and adult toads are screened prior to breeding events for release of offspring to the wild. This information is used to determine cause of death, nutrition needs (e.g. Vitamin A deficiency) and overall health status of the captive population. As well, help to the establishment of normal baseline values of a healthy population and help direct treatment regimens, husbandry, and nutritional parameters.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 3 14 Establish cooperative public information program with local media Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Internal Administrative Achivements on the recovery of the species is share among our partners and with the public via social medias (Facebook), and local news.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 3 15 Prepare slide presentation Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Administrative Every year the slide presentation (power point presentation) is up dated with new information and share among the partners.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 3 16 Prepare illustrative brochure Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, Other American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Universities, Non-governmental organizations, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Administrative Every year, the ilustrative brochure is up dated with photos and informations.
Recovery Plan Puerto Rican Crested Toad F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur 3 17 Continue to distribute poster prepared by Metro Toronto Zoo Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species Management, Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative USFWS and PRDNER are distributing new posters prepared by the AZA.