Research Reports & Projects

 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park funds and supports a number of research projects in the park ranging from natural resource subjects to the economics of sustaining a growing visitor population.

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Resource Management Report Library

A number of reports related to visitation, economics, demographics and more have been commissioned over the years.  Please visit this resource library. 


Bat Research

Funding a survey to learn about bat recovery post hurricanes Irma and Maria, develop bioacoustic classifiers to identify local bat species, and expand bat research by training National Park service personnel in bat surveying and increase community outreach.


Bird Research

Research examining the impact of the 2017 hurricanes on the bird population in the park including trees and shrubs that function as a habitat for birds.