Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources)
Made up of seagrass beds, mangrove forests, wetlands, upland dry forest, and lagoons, the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve protects nearly 3,000 acres along Puerto Rico’s southern coast. The Reserve provides an oasis for endangered brown pelicans, hawksbill turtles, peregrine falcons, yellow-shouldered blackbirds, and the West Indian manatee. Reserve staff conducts research and provides outreach and monitoring services to manage Puerto Rico’s coastal resources sustainably and to protect the local watersheds and wetlands.
This reserve currently does not have a formal friends organization. Please stay tuned for more information.
Latest News from the Jobos Bay Reserve
After a long day of work, Aitza Pabón received a phone call about a baby manatee stranded on the shore, not so far from the Jobos Bay Reserve.
Puerto Rico’s Jobos Bay Reserve has become the Island’s only government facility to be fully prepared to have electricity in the event of a blackout.
For a community hit by a hurricane, recovery can be a long, traumatic process that begins with understanding the storm’s impacts, which helps communities to become more resilient in the future.