Sociedad Ambiente Marino (SAM) has led for more than15 years the Community-Based Coral Aquaculture and Reef Rehabilitation Program in Culebra Island, resulting in the out-planting of over 75,000 colonies of ESA-listed Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis). SAM has conducted and collaborated in extensive multi-disciplinary scientific research projects, producing an extensive archive of peer-reviewed publications. It has also actively participated in multiple forums regarding the planning and implementation of natural resource and environmental conservation public policy. SAM has also provided technical support to government institutions regarding environmental impact assessments and marine mitigation. The success of our science-based approach to conservation and restoration is supported by over 30 peer-review publications in the last five years.