COMMITMENT TO ACTION
Commitment by Para la Naturaleza
In 2018, Para la Naturaleza (PLN) committed to launch Habitat, a comprehensive reforestation and habitat restoration program aimed at recovering the vital ecosystems of Puerto Rico that were decimated by Hurricane Maria. Over the next seven years, PLN will maximize the production capacity its tree nurseries and plant 750,000 native and endemic trees, which are more resilient to natural phenomena such as hurricanes, across the islands of Puerto Rico. PLN will also provide assessment and maintenance of newly planted areas for a period of five years to ensure an 80% tree survival rate. PLN will engage 100,000 volunteers in this effort, and will also provide educational programming to build the capacity of local communities in sound environmental practices. Restoring Puerto Rico’s flora will help recover and enhance local biodiversity, improve watershed and soil health, and protect the habitat of endangered species.