The Caribbean National Forest is the sole tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System. The forests relatively small 28, 000 acre size belies its importance. It differs significantly from all the other U.S. National Forests because of its year-round tropical climate and immense biodiversity.
Created on Thu, Sep 29 2005. Updated on Thu, Jul 1 2010.
Much of the rocky terrain is covered by a native forest adapted to a dry climate. Large gumbo limbo trees are common in interior valleys while a variety of cactus species, including the endangered higo chumbo...
Created on Mon, May 14 2007. Updated on Wed, Feb 27 2013.
The northwest corner of Puerto Rico is the gem of the Caribbean surfing world. It boasts numerous world-class waves, including Tres Palmas [...] Unfortunately, the character of Rincón and the natural and recreational resources are threatened by overdevelopment.
Created on Mon, Apr 9 2007. Updated on Tue, Sep 30 2008.
P.O. Box 1833
Rincón, PR 00677
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Esta corporación pública, además de administrar, proteger y cuidar espacios de alto valor ecológico como parques, balnearios y centros vacacionales para el uso y disfrute de todos, tiene la misión de llevar un mensaje educativo para crear conciencia sobre la protección del medio ambiente.
Created on Wed, Mar 29 2006. Updated on Wed, Dec 22 2010.
San Juan, PR 00902-2089 Tels: 787-622-5200 Fax: 787-982-2107
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Bioluminescent Bay photos by Frank Borges LLosa located on the caribbean island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. This bay that glows is the most amazing place on earth. The bay is also threatened by local pollution and development. Please help save the bay...
Created on Thu, Mar 4 1999. Updated on Fri, Jun 27 2008.
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This benthic mapping activity was conducted to inventory the reef ecosystem and associated bottom types for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (hereafter PRVI). Prior to this project, a comprehensive inventory of the shallow water ecosystems in these areas did not exist.
Created on Thu, Nov 3 2005. Updated on N/A.
National Ocean Service
Washington, DC United States
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Culebra may be the most precious jewel in the treasure chest of Caribbean refuges. More than 50,000 seabirds of 13 species find their way to this dot in the ocean every year to breed and nurture their young...
Created on Mon, May 14 2007. Updated on Wed, May 1 2013.
The Northeast Ecological Corridor on Puerto Rico's eastern shoreline represents the natural beauty that makes this United States territory such a popular destination. Its 3,200 acres include forests, wetlands, beaches, coral communities, a bioluminescent lagoon and one of the hottest surfing spots on Puerto Rico's east coast: La Selva.
Created on Mon, Nov 27 2006. Updated on N/A.
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Si amas la naturaleza y disfrutas de ella, entonces te invitamos a que te unas a nosotros para que protejas tu derecho de libre acceso a las playas. Nuestras playas son, donde tu espíritu realmente esta en libertad de espacio, sin importar la hora del día o de la noche.
Created on Mon, Apr 9 2007. Updated on Wed, Jun 12 2013.
San Juan, PR
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Dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Punta Tuna lighthouse. This USCG Lighthouse is considered part of the National Park Service, as it is one of Puerto Rico's National Historic Lighthouses. Town of Maunabo information.
Created on Thu, Aug 24 2006. Updated on Sun, Nov 25 2007.
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The refuge contains several ecologically distinct habitats including; beaches, coastal lagoons, mangrove wetlands, and upland forested areas. Some of the best examples of sub-tropical dry forest in the Caribbean can be found on refuge lands.
Created on Mon, May 14 2007. Updated on Wed, Feb 20 2013.