Puerto Rico

San Miguel Natural Reserve Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Puerto Rico is home to a magnificent array of diverse and unique ecosystems, including verdant rainforests and bioluminescent lagoons. But today less than 8 percent of Puerto Rico's natural land is permanently protected—far less than the 25 percent on the U.S. mainland. That's why The Trust for Public Land is working to conserve Puerto Rican landscapes critical to people, wildlife, water quality, and the tourism economy. Since 1991, we have helped safeguard a range of important sites across Puerto Rico, from the unspoiled mosaic of coral reefs, pristine beaches, and virgin forest in the northeast, to the salt flats, lagoons, and dry coastal forest of the southwest.

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306 North Monroe Street| | Tallahassee, Florida  32301
Phone: (850) 222-7911 | Email Address: florida@tpl.org

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Cabo Rojo Salt Flats, Puerto Rico

Situated on the southwestern tip of Puerto Rico, the Cabo Rojo Salt Flat property has been documented as the most important site in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for migratory shorebirds.

San Miguel Natural Reserve, Puerto Rico

Once targeted for development of a large resort and two golf courses, more than 500 acres have been purchased to date by TPL in a multi-year effort to establish the San Miguel Natural Reserve for protection by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.