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Cays Conservation Action Team


Start Date
2015-05-21 04:00:00
Start Date
2015-10-01 04:00:00
End Date
2016-10-01 03:59:59


Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Caribbean LCC Data Manager(Author), Cays Conservation Action Team(Principal Investigator), 2015-05-21(Start), Cays Conservation Action Team


An urgent problem that we, the Caribbean conservation community, need to address is how best to allocate scarce resources to conservation initiatives directed at cays. Caribbean cays are both culturally and ecologically valuable, but are highly vulnerable to climate change, sea level rise, invasive species, and human uses, including recreational and residential development. In terms of climate change impacts and sea level rise, a few low-lying coralline and mangrove cays have already become partially or completely submerged such as one in the area of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, monitored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) from 1991 until it’s submergence in 2004. Five species of seabirds and shorebirds that used the cay for breeding [...]

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