Welcome to The Puerto Rico Gap Analysis Project

This website contains information on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ biodiversity, land cover and aquatic habitats, animal species occurrences, modeled distributions, natural history information, and areas protected for the conservation of natural resources. The information comes from a number of related projects that began with the Puerto Rico Terrestrial Gap Analysis Project. All have been developed through research at the USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry. The motto of the national GAP program is “Keeping common species common” and we hope this site serves as a resource for those interested in assessing and protecting the biodiversity of the region.


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USDA Forest Service
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
1201 Calle Ceiba,
Jardín Botánico Sur
San Juan PR 00926-1119.
  • Telephone: 787-766-5335
  • Fax: 787-766-6302
  • Email: admin@prgap.org
This research and web page are supported by:
  • USDA Forest Service
  • International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF)
  • Puerto Rico Gap Analysis Project (PRGAP)
  • IITF GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • United States Geological Survey Biological Resources Division
  • National Gap Program CooperativeAgreement Nos:01HQPG0031 (01-IA-111201-002) G09PG00201 (09-IA-11120101-012)
  • Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental ResourcesAgreement: 09-CO-11120101-004.
All research at IITF is done in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico.