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The Protected natural areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands, compiled and identified by the U.S. Virgin Islands Gap Analysis Project (USVIGAP), display terrestrial protected natural areas designated for natural resource conservation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as areas with government regulation that have the potential to protect natural resources. The protection of natural areas is an essential step in conserving biodiversity and maintaining ecosystem services. The benefits and services provided by natural areas include clean water and air, sustainable wildlife populations and habitats, stable slopes and productive soils, genetic reservoirs, recreational opportunities and spiritual refugia. These benefits are...
This GIS file provides the latest compilation (as of the 18th of September of 2015) of the natural protected areas of Puerto Rico. This dataset includes all protected areas owned and managed or co-managed for the conservation of nature and its natural resources by the following agencies and organizations: Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Para la Naturaleza, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Ciudadanos del Karso, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Luis Muñoz Marin Foundation, University of Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico National Parks Program. The attribute table provides information about each protected area: year when the protected area was first...

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