World Wetlands Day 2008 -- USA -- Puerto Rico

26/02/2008

I am sorry we are somewhat late on our report. First this year our activity was a very active one. The day was celebrated by inviting over 100 voluntaries from Juana Matos Community in Cataño as well as students from schools.

G Works Inc. and El Corredor del Yaguazo (community-based organization) conducted our International Wetlands Day on February 23, 2008. This year approximately 95 Pterocarpus officinalis and White and Black Mangroves trees were planted as part of our 5 acre Restoration Program at the Las Cucharillas Wetland in Cataño PR.. This system is very important to Puerto Rico's northern part as it is a mostly herbaceous wetland with the highest biodiversity both in flora and fauna. It receives migratory birds every year and serves as one of the areas where the Audubon Census is conducted. This year we would like to thank, specially- Mrs. Beverly Yoshioka from US Fish and Wildlife and Mrs. Silkia Colón from PR's Department of Natural Resources, also Juana Matos Community, 4 H Club and all voluntaries from Vision 27, the San Juan Bay Estuary -- without them the activity would not have been the success it was. Enjoy the photos.

Gretchen B. Guzmán

Back to top
Follow us 
Ramsar online photo gallery 

The Convention today

Number of » Contracting Parties: 168 Sites designated for the
» List of Wetlands of
International Importance
2,181 Total surface area of designated sites (hectares): 208,545,658

Ramsar Secretariat

Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 999 0170
Fax: +41 22 999 0169
E-Mail: ramsar@ramsar.org
Map: click here

Ramsar Forum: subscribe