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HW-24 - In progress

HW-24 ENSURE IMPLEMENTATION OF LAW NO. 112 OF 2013, WHICH CREATED THE CONDADO LAGOON ESTUARINE NATURE RESERVE

 

Update 2017: Law 112 of 2013 which created the Condado Lagoon Estuarine Nature Reserve can be found here: http://www2.pr.gov/ogp/Bvirtual/leyesreferencia/PDF/PatriNatural/112-2013.pdf. The reserve designation aids in the conservation of the area and prohibits the entrance of motor boats and any type of fishing or aquatic life collection activities. The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) leads the efforts to implement this law. A co-management coalition was created among local stakeholders and corresponding agencies, and a management plan was approved on October 2016.Signs were installed in Jaime Benitez Park before the reserve was designated.

 

24.1 Post Law No. 112 of September 30, 2013 on the SJBEP web page and ensure that a large number of people become aware of the designation of the Condado Lagoon as an estuarine nature reserve. To do this, the SJBEP should use social media, the press, and all other means at its disposal. Participants in implementation: SJBEP

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

24.2 Carry out an opinion study or convene a focus group on the environmental problems in the Condado Lagoon area, using the means of communications noted in the prior strategy. Participants in implementation: SJBEP (principal), municipality of San Juan, Solid Waste Authority/ Solid Waste Program and universities

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

24.3 Ensure creation of the Condado Lagoon Estuarine Nature Reserve CoManagement Commission. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PRDNER, municipality of San Juan, Miramar Residents Association, Tourism Company of Puerto Rico, representatives of the Condado and Alto de Cabro communities

 

Implementation: Medium-term

 

24.4 Install educational signs in strategic places in the area to inform the community of users of the Condado Lagoon about the designation and uses of the Estuarine Reserve. These signs should clearly state the prohibition on fishing and the capture of species in the area and on the use of motorized watercraft. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PRDNER, municipality of San Juan, Miramar Residents Association, Tourism Company of Puerto Rico, representatives of the Condado and Alto de Cabro communities

 

Implementation: Medium-term

 

24.5 Jointly with the Condado Lagoon Estuarine Reserve Co-Management Commission, prepare and publish a management plan that includes community members and representatives of public organizations, non-profit organizations, and area businesses. The actions included in the management plan should include a wide array of recommended actions to improve the Lagoon’s ecosystem. It should also include measures aimed at adaptation to climate change. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PRDNER, municipality of San Juan, Miramar Residents Association, Tourism Company of Puerto Rico, representatives of the Condado and Alto de Cabro communities

 

Implementation: Medium-term