ResourcePublic participation guide in the development and management of natural reserves with marine ecosystems in Puerto Rico
The purpose of this study is to compile in one document different investigations or assignments done by attorneys, alumni of the University of Puerto Rico Law School at the request of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regarding: (...
ResourceMonitoring of coral reef communities from natural reserves in Puerto Rico Isla Desecheo, Isla de Mona, Rincon, Guanica, Ponce, Caja de Muerto and Mayaguez, 2008-2009
During the present 2008-09 monitoring survey, live coral cover presented a pattern of mild increments relative to 2007-08 levels for most reef sites monitored, related in part to what appears to be a recuperation response of M. annularis. Differences were...
ResourceDevelopment of interdisciplinary criteria to identify priority candidate no-take marine protected areas in Puerto Rico Integration of ecosystem-based and community-based models
This study clearly suggested that coral reef fish communities within ALCNR were showing unequivocal signs of crisis. Populations of the most significant fishery-targeted species were significantly depleted, apex predators were largely absent from most ree...
ResourceFinal report of the project, developing a socioeconomic monitoring agenda for marine protected areas in Puerto Rico application of the SOCMON protocol
The main goal of this project was to raise awareness of the human dimension of MPA management and to foster a greater understanding of the need for sound research on socioeconomic indicators. It aimed to improve the capacity of management leaders to addre...
ResourcePuerto Rico's coral reef management priorities
The purpose of this Priority Setting document is to articulate a set of strategic coral reef management priorities developed in consensus by coral reef managers in Puerto Rico. NOAA will use this document in conjunction with its 2010-2015 Coral Reef Conse...
ResourcePuerto Rican small scale fleet costs and earnings study
This paper describes the main findings of a socio-economic survey of the small-scale commercial fleet in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The survey inquired about household demographics, fishing practices, capital investment in fishing vessels, gear and ...
ResourceImplementation of an erosion control program to reduce sediment loading rates from land-based sources to the coral reefs of Culebra, Puerto Rico
This report summarizes our training and Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation project in Culebra, PR. Culebra is a small 6 square mile island off the east coast of Puerto Rico where nearshore coral reefs are being impacted by often poorly controll...
ResourceLajas Valley Agricultural Reserve farm inventory of the Guánica Lagoon, El Anegado and adjacent areas Guánica, Puerto Rico
This study summarizes 14,932 acres of the Lajas Valley Agricultural Reserve including, all the parcels within the 5 meter contour plus areas of adjacent contiguous agricultural land (Figure 5) for a total of 179 parcels. It began in the spring of 2011 wit...
ResourceAn analysis of issues affecting the management of coral reefs and the associated capacity building needs in Puerto Rico
The objective of this assessment is to present an analysis of the issues that affect capacity to implement Puerto Rico's Coral Reef Management Priorities (NOAA, 2010) and Local Action Strategies (LAS) for Coral Reef Conservation 2011-2015 Puerto Rico (NOA...
ResourceLocal action strategies (LAS) for coral reef conservation, 2011-2015 : Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico's local action strategy (LAS) constitutes the guideline that will be followed to address key issues and facilitate solutions for the conservation and protection of the coral reefs. It targets important and solvable issues with specific pro...
ResourceMeasuring the effectiveness of an erosion control practice for watershed management : the case for hydroseeding
The goal of this project was to determine the effectiveness of the hydroseeding practice in reducing Land-Based Sources of Pollution (LBSP), with special emphasis on erosion and sediment control, at the hydroseeding sites and downstream of the hydroseedin...
ResourceCanal de Luis Peña Natural Reserve, Culebra, Puerto Rico : Management Board agreement
The Culebra Fishers Association, founded in 1967, recommended since 1980 the establishment of small no-take fishery reserves as a tool to recover local depleted fisheries in Culebra, Puerto Rico. After a successful community effort, the Puerto Rico Planni...
ResourceNOAA selects Puerto Rico's Northeast Reserves and Culebra Island as new habitat focus area
The Northeast Reserves and Culebra Island, located on northeastern Puerto Rico, has been selected a new Habitat Focus Area under NOAA s Habitat Blueprint. This site encompasses the watersheds of the Northeast Ecological Corridor and its related marine are...
ResourceLa NOAA selecciona las Reservas del Noreste de Puerto Rico y la Isla de Culebra como nueva área de enfoque de hábitat
Las Reservas del Noreste y la Isla de Culebra, situadas en el noreste de Puerto Rico, han sido seleccionadas como una nueva Área de Enfoque de Hábitat bajo el programa Habitat Blueprint de la NOAA. Este sitio abarca las cuencas de las Reservas del Nores...
ResourcePlan para la participación ciudadana y la educación ambiental Reserva Natural Arrecifes La Cordillera (2013-2015)
Este plan de trabajo responde a un esfuerzo interagencial entre el Programa de Conservación de Arrecifes de Coral (Coral Reef Conservation Program, CRCP) de la Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra...
ResourcePlan para el cumplimiento efectivo de la reglamentación ambiental Reserva Natural Arrecifes la Cordillera (2013-2015)
Este Plan de trabajo corresponde a un esfuerzo entre el Programa de Conservación de Arrecifes de Coral (CRCP) de la Administración Oceánica y Atmosférica Nacional (NOAA), el Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (DRNA), y otras entidades de...
ResourcePlan para participación y la educatión ambiental Reserva Marina Canal de Luis Peña (2013-2015)
Este plan de trabajo responde a un esfuerzo interagencial entre el Programa de Conservación de Arrecifes de Coral (Coral Reef Conservation Program, CRCP) de la Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra...
ResourcePlan de cumplimiento efectivo del reglamento ambiental Reserva Marina Canal de Luis Peña (2013-2015)
Este plan de trabajo corresponde a un esfuerzo entre el Programa de Conservación de Arrecifes de Coral (CRCP) de la Administración Oceánica y Atmosférica Nacional (NOAA), el Departamento deRecursos Naturales y Ambientales (DRNA), y otras entidades de ...
ResourceGuánica hydroseeding, 2014
Ridge to Reefs and Protectores de Cuencas have defined a set of methods to stabilize bare soils on high mountain and dry coastal sites in Puerto Rico. These methods are applicable to other sites across the Caribbean and likely into the tropical areas of t...
ResourceGuánica hydroseeding, 2013-2014
Ridge to Reefs and Protectores de Cuencas have defined a set of methods to stabilize bare soils on high mountain and dry coastal sites in Puerto Rico. These methods are applicable to other sites across the Caribbean and likely into the tropical areas of t...
ResourceHydroseeding test plots
As a continuation of our efforts to define, test and implement soil stabilization efforts in high mountain areas of the Guánica watershed in Puerto Rico, we performed stabilization techniques using number of different formulations to determine best pract...
ResourceProgress report : Shade Coffee Roundtable Initiative in the Río Loco/Guánica Bay Watershed
This report will provide a description of the RLGBW, the focus areas for the initiative, the criteria developed for the certification process and the progress achieved in the process so far"--Introduction.
ResourcePuerto Rican commercial fishermen : perceptions of marine protective measures : final report
The objective of this project was to investigate fishermen's perceptions about the efficacy of seasonal and area closures in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ... This report shares some of the preliminary and area closures in the Commonwealth of Puerto Ric...
ResourceReduction and control of sediment-laden runoff near critical coral reef ecosystems through the implementation of BMPs in Culebra, Puerto Rico
Efforts to support and implement the Culebra Community Watershed Action Plan for Coral Reefs and Water Quality has led to unprecedented collaborations between the Municipality of Culebra, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), Natio...
ResourceGenome-wide survey of single-nucleotide polymorphisms reveals fine-scale population structure and signs of selection in the threatened Caribbean elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata
The advent of next-generation sequencing tools has made it possible to conduct fine-scale surveys of population differentiation and genome-wide scans for signatures of selection in non-model organisms. Such surveys are of particular importance in sharply ...