On the 28th and 29th of August 2014 Puerto Rico celebrated the Second Natural Protected Areas Congress. The event commenced with the Secretary of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), Carmen R. Guerrero Pérez, who reported on a new funding opportunity for west coast communities that would like to collaborate on natural protected areas management. In collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative other important announcements were made. The Congress was born out of the necesity to have a forum for sharing conservation and management strategies for protected areas in Puerto Rico. The event has the purpose and mission to share ideas, works and efforts from diverse organizations, universities, institutes, communities, individuals and government agencies that work in the protection and management of protected areas.
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