El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rainforest in the United States and home to what was once thriving with vibrant wildlife. Hurricane María ravaged much of the area, threatening the survival of several species including that of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Amazon, which is Puerto Rico’s only remaining endemic parrot. Before María, there were 56 wild birds that were being protected and were successfully nesting, but post-hurricane, only two survived in the wild. Currently, they are all in captivity being bred, but their wild habitat is needing to be restored, so they can be released. Moreover, the coquí frog, which is the symbol of Puerto Rico, also faces a risk of disappearing and is also needing further protection via habitat restoration. The trail system of El Yunque was also severely impacted and most of it is currently closed, not allowing for visitors to enjoy the full experience and nature therapy that comes from visiting this magical place. The Integro Foundation strives to support natural conservation efforts by protecting wildlife and their habitats.