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A Comprehensive Inventory of Protected Areas and other Land Conservation Mechanisms in Puerto Rico.

Photo of An Integrated System for the Conservation of Nature in Puerto Rico as envisioned by the authors. Dashed lines connect potential mechanisms.
An Integrated System for the Conservation of Nature in Puerto Rico as envisioned by the authors. Dashed lines connect potential mechanisms. Snapshot : Protected areas are described as one part of an integrated system for the conservation of nature in Puerto Rico.

Research Location : Puerto Rico
Research Station : International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF)
Year : 2019
Highlight ID : 1571

Summary

Geospatial inventories of protected areas and other conservation mechanisms are useful for conservation planning. The lack of a single inventory and common terminology among stakeholders in Puerto Rico was identified as a major limitation in planning and monitoring conservation effectiveness across the island. This USDA Forest Service report describes the multiagency effort to facilitate communication among managers and stakeholders of protected areas and develop an integrated system for the conservation of natural and cultural resources in Puerto Rico.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

  • Sandra SotoBayó
  • William A. Gould
  •  Kasey R. Jacobs
  •  Maya Quiñones
  • Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources
  •  Alma de Bahía Foundation?
  •  Para La Naturaleza
  •  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service