CSA Receives Funding from Wildlife Conservation Society for Puerto Rico Project


The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) awarded the Climate Science Alliance a grant to work with partners to restore sand dunes in Puerto Rico destroyed by Hurricane Maria. With the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund grant, the DUNAS project will weave together cultural, ecological, and community values to lay the groundwork for a resilient future.

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico causing considerable impacts to both natural and human communities. Through a 2018 Climate Adaptation Fund grant from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) entitled, “Puerto Rico se Levanta: Learning from extreme events to build and sustain a resilient future", the DUNAS project team will work with partners to restore coastal dunes and weave together cultural, ecological, and community values to lay the groundwork for a resilient future.

The DUNAS project is a collaboration between the Climate Science Alliance and Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Para la Naturaleza (PLN), Vida Marina, and the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (CCCIA).

Support to establish the Climate Adaptation Fund was provided by a grant to the WCS from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

To learn more about DUNAS, please visit:

www.climatesciencealliance.org/DUNAS

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