The CPRC staff conducted a mini-seminar with the students of the Centro de Desarollo Preescolar de Administracion Central of UPR.read more
HELP THE PUNTA SANTIAGO COMMUNITY AND MONKEY ISLAND REBUILD THEIR LIVES
Punta Santiago was arguably one of the hardest hit communities when Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. The combination of storm surge, sewage and torrential rain destroyed thousands of homes and everything in and around them. The storm also devastated most of the residents' opportunities to make a living. Adding insult to injury, this community still has no power, and the re-establishment of the power is not expected until late spring or early summer! And yet, despite the daily challenges of gathering food, water and building materials for themselves, the people of Punta Santiago have never ceased to care for the over 1,500 monkeys on Monkey Island!
AN OVERVIEW OF OUR WORK IN PUNTA SANTIAGO
WHAT IS NEEDED TO HELP OUR FELLOW PUERTO RICAN-AMERICANS
Punta's damages are simply overwhelming. The daily challenges endured by the people there are unimaginable. In a trip made in December of 2017, a group of U.S. mainland colleagues, friends, and families helped nine Puerto Rican families rebuild and repair their homes and replace basic necessities like gas stoves, mattresses and roof tarps. Project Monkey Island is now organizing a second trip to Puerto Rico for April of 2018. But we need your help. Below are types of donations that are desperately needed in order to make a dent in the severely damaged neighborhoods.
2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the Cayo Santiago Field Station and the first anniversary from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria. CPRC confronted the challenges of recovering from the disaster and ensured that Cayo Santiago continues to be a center of research excellence. The success of the recovery was made possible through the extraordinary effort and sacrifice of the CPRC staff, civic organizations and foundations, volunteers, and visiting researchers.read more
PUNTA SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico – The fishing pier jutting off the beach in this small fishing community was once the hub of local activity. Today, it sits in splinters.
Blue tarps cover rows of roofs on nearby concrete homes, and the beachside fish shack, which a year ago served fresh-caught fried snapper sandwiches, is shuttered.read more