Puerto Rico's Continued Woes, Black Market For Gator Skin & Biscayne National Park Birthday

Oct 27, 2017

Today in Sundial: Puerto Ricans living on the island may be without power for months. Some parts of the island could be living without basic services for more than a year. WLRN's Tim Padgett was there recently, and he says the best way to describe what's happening in Puerto Rico is basic paralysis. 

There is a lucrative black market for alligator skin, meat and eggs. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrested nine people in a sting operation earlier this summer. But there are questions about how state officials behaved while undercover. We spoke with Jessica Lipscomb from the Miami New Times to learn more about gator poaching.

Biscayne National Park is celebrating 50 years in 2018. The park did not suffer much damage from Hurricane Irma but it still faces pressure from human and natural threats. We talk with park ranger Gary Breman.