Title: Partners for fish and wildlife : Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
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Title: Partners for fish and wildlife : Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication Date: 2007
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Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands -- Caribbean
Caribbean
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300686
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Vcyli


Silmarie Padr6n
State Coordinator
Caribbean Field Office
P.O. Box 491
Boquer6n, PR 00622-0491
Phone: 787/851 7297 Ext. 241
Mobile: 787/510 5206
Fax: 787/851 7440
E-mail: silmariepadron@fws.gov


S Photos (top to bottom)
1 The treasure of the Caribbean.
Shade coffee restoration: before.
Shade coffee restoration: after
Protected cactus reintroduction.
The future of the nation's fish and
wildlife depends on the private
landowners. Since 1999, the Service's
p Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program
A helps accomplish its mission in the
Caribbean by offering technical and
financial assistance to private
landowners to voluntarily restore
important fish and wildlife habitats
on their land.
The Caribbean Islands compose one
of the most diverse ecosystems within
the United States. Puerto Rico and
the U.S. Virgin Islands provide great
opportunities to protect and restore
tropical forests ecosystems,
neotropical migratory bird wintering
grounds, and habitat for more than 75
federally listed species and a wealth
of endemic species.
Partnership Opportunities
on Private Lands
Habitat Improvement:
Voluntary participation.
m Wetlands and associated uplands.
S Migratory birds habitat including
shade coffee plantations.
Endemic species habitat.
Threatened, endangered and
candidate species habitat.

Technical Assistance to:
Private landowners.
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
M Department of Natural and
Environmental Resources.
Virgin Islands Department of
Planning and Natural Resources.
m Other Federal and State agencies.
Corporations.
m Private conservation organizations.
m Academia.
Communities.


Acres Restored from 1999-2005:
* Wetlands ....... 621 acres
* Upland........... 1865 acres
* Riparian ........ 12 miles
* Agreements.. 73
Questions and Answers
What is Partnerfor Fish & Wildlife
(PFW) Program?
The PFW is an incentive-based and
non-regulatory conservation program
aimed to restore, improve and protect
fish and wildlife habitat on private
lands through alliances between the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, others
organizations, and individuals, while
leaving the land in private ownership.

Who are the Partners?
Anyone can be a partner: farmers,
ranchers, city dwellers, local
agencies, private organizations,
corporations, government agencies,
educational institutions, and anyone
interested in the conservation of
wildlife habitat on private lands.

Why is Partners for Fish & Wildlife
important to you?
* The PFW works to assists you
fulfill your conservation goals.
* One-on-one in partnership with
local Service biologist.
* Provides assistance on other
programs that may be available
for conservation.
* If we can't help you, we try to
find some who can.

Contact us!
A phone call or letter initiates the
process. The landowner works
directly with the Service biologist to
design and implement the project
that will be based on the landowner's
goals for the benefits of our trust
species.




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