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Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islandsand
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Vcyli
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
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.
on Private Lands
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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
M Department of Natural and
Virgin Islands Department of
Planning and Natural Resources.
m Other Federal and State agencies.
m Private conservation organizations.
Acres Restored from 1999-2005:
* Wetlands ....... 621 acres
* Upland........... 1865 acres
* Riparian ........ 12 miles
* Agreements.. 73
Questions and Answers
What is Partnerfor Fish & Wildlife
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
* If we can't help you, we try to
find some who can.
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