Puerto Rico Conservation Capacity

Puerto Rico

About This Project

Exploring results of scenario evaluation in Vista's Site Explorer function.Since 2004 NatureServe has been supporting Para la Naturaleza (formerly the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico) by conducting various assessments of the threats to, and priorities for, conserving biodiversity throughout Puerto Rico.

In 2013 and 2014, we worked with PLN to assess the draft National Land Use Plan to identify how well the plan would conserve biodiversity and where key conflicts might remain. PLN developed in-house capability to use Vista to review areas of conflict, determine their importance to biodiversity conservation goals, and make recommendations to the Planning Board for strategic changes to boost biodiversity conservation. In 2016 we worked with NOAA to conduct an assessment and demonstrate "integrated land-sea planning" in the Northeast Ecological Marine Corridor, see that case study.