Aurora M. Justiniano-Santos
Culebra, Participatory GIS Mapping Exercise September, 2015 - Culebra, Puerto Rico
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coral Reef Conservation Program
"Culebra is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico located approximately 17 miles (27 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland and 12 miles (19 km) west of St. Thomas with a total area of 7,000 acres (including the cays). Much of the island and its surrounding 23 islets are protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a nature preserve. Culebra is a popular tourist destination for Mainland Puerto Ricans and Americans and its tourism industry depends greatly on its coastal and marine resources. People participate in a variety of activities such as fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving, amongst other. This increasing demand on the coastal and marine environment results in competition between human activities and natural processes and may lead to severe impacts on marine ecosystem."
FY2013; CRCP Project ID: 198; Project Title: Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant Programs; Principal Investigator: Jenny Waddell; NA13NOS grant number NA13NOS4820145