COMMITMENT TO ACTION

Habitat

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.

 

Summary

Commitment

Habitat

Launched

2018

Est. Duration

6 years

Estimated Total Value

$15,337,269

Region

Caribbean

Countries

Puerto Rico

Commitment by

Para la Naturaleza

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Coalition of Santurce Ecosystems Restoration (CRES, Inc.) Puerto Rico Office of Courts Administration Rotary District 7000