Everybody loves natural scenery. From El Yunque National Forest, to the Grand Canyon or the Swiss Alps—we can enjoy national parks and nature reserves because they are places that have been put aside for conservation.
We create relationships with these natural landscapes, just as we depend on their ecosystems for the water we drink or the food we eat. Because of that, more and more people are becoming aware of the need to protect nature.
When you create a conservation easement, you join other landowners who have decided to dedicate their lands to conservation. People who love their land use this tool to make sure it is protected in perpetuity and, in doing so, they also become entitled to transferable tax credits.
With only 16 percent of Puerto Rico’s land being dedicated to conservation, now is time to take action!
What is a conservation easement?
It’s a mutual agreement between us: you retain ownership of your land while we help you define land use practices that will better ensure the protection of your land’s ecological values for future generations.
Can I receive tax benefits?
Sure! The Puerto Rico Conservation Easement Law states that any landowner who creates an easement is entitled to receive transferable tax credits amounting to 50% of the value of the easement after it’s been established. This value is determined by an independent appraiser.