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Falcon injured during hurricane released into wild

Cozumel, Q.R. — A bird that was rescued by the Armed Forces was released back into its natural habitat by authorities over the weekend. Personnel from the Environmental Conservation and Education Directorate of the Center (CEA) of the Foundation of Parks and Museums of Cozumel (FPMC) were in charge of releasing the bird that they had rescued.

The peregrine falcon had been rescued by elements of Squad 201 from the Military Air Base of Cozumel after hitting a window during the recent hurricane. The bird was transferred to the facilities of the Dirección de Conservación y Educación Ambiental el Centro (CEA) where it was handed over to biologist Rafael Chacón Díaz, head of Fundación de Parques y Museos de Cozumel (FPMC).

Chacón Díaz assessed the bird and found it to be in good health despite its incident. It was released back into the wild by CEA personnel, who thanked the public for complying with protocols established in the management of wildlife.