Puerto Rico Protected Natural Areas

Map showing the terrestrial and marine protected areas of Puerto Rico in 2016.

Image CaptionPuerto Rico’s Marine and Terrestrial Protected Areas (Source: Maya Quiñones/IITF)

Note: You are viewing and old dataset. A new release of this database was made available in 2019. To download the latest data please visit Puerto Rico Protected Natural Areas 2018

Title: Puerto Rico Protected Natural Areas

Year: 2016 (December Update)

Abstract: This GIS file provides the latest compilation (as of the 23 of December of 2016) of the natural protected areas of Puerto Rico. Natural protected areas are geographic spaces clearly defined and delimited through legal or other effective means for the long-term conservation of their natural resources, biodiversity, ecosystem services and associated cultural values. This dataset includes all protected areas owned and managed or co-managed for the conservation of nature and natural resources by the following agencies and organizations: Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), Para la Naturaleza, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Fundación Casa Pueblo, Tropic Ventures Education and Research Foundation, Ciudadanos del Karso, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico National Parks Program, Luis Muñoz Marin Foundation, and Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña.

For detailed information about this data layer please view the Puerto Rico Protected Natural Areas Metadata file. [Opens in New Window]

Suggested Citation: Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative. 2016. Puerto Rico Protected Areas Database [version of December, 2016]. GIS data. San Juan, PR.

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