Para la Naturaleza is Puerto Rico’s leading Land Trust, and a well-recognized nature conservation organization in the United States and the Caribbean. We have worked during the past two years to join forces with other organizations, communities and committed individuals in response to the devastating hurricane season of 2017. Join us for one or both events in Washington, D.C. this month to learn more about what we do, preparing for increasing climate changes.
1730 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
October 21, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Environmental Defense Fund
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
October 22, 2019
9:00am – 11:00am
The need to step up our resiliency and reduce our vulnerability is now the responsibility of every organization in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean given the continuous climate threat to our well-being.
In response, Para la Naturaleza, driven by the urgent need for more action, has transformed its day to day operations and teamed up with 33 communities to build human and ecological resiliency across the islands of Puerto Rico. Our expanded focus, from conservation to restoration, demands a more mindful relationship with the ecosystems we inhabit. Bold initiatives like our reforestation campaign, will add 750,000 native, rare and endemic trees to different ecosystems on our islands, and create a deep involvement with citizens and communities throughout the country.
Together we are building resiliency centers, developing new agro-ecological initiatives with local farmers, producing 195,000 seedlings and planting over 70,000 trees to date. We want to share the progress made and the scope of work that is still ahead of us. We need your help.
During these engaged events, we will share with you the lessons we have learned and how to become the change we want to see. We hope to gain feedback from your expertise as well as serve as a model to be replicated in other post-disaster areas.
As a 501(c)(3) organization and leader in nature conservation and historic preservation in the islands of Puerto Rico, Para la Naturaleza manages over 35,000 acres of ecologically valuable land and water resources with over 5,000 volunteers and communities.
We look forward to share our work.