Culebra National Wildlife Refuge

Culebra National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 190
Culebra, PR 00622

Phone:787-742-0115
Fax:787-742-0115
Web: www.fws.gov/southeast/culebra
Established: 1909.
Location:10 miles southeast of Machias, Puerto Rico, in Machias Bay.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, hiking trail.
Activities:Boating, hiking.
Special Features:Refuge includes a large nesting colony for 60,000 sooty terns. Leatherback and hawksbill sea turtles use refuge beaches for nesting.
Habitats: 1,568 acres comprising lands on Culebra and 22 smaller islands in the vicinity. The islands' diverse habitats include subtropical dry forest, mangroves, brush, and grasslands.
Access: Portions of refuge open daily sunrise to sunset; special-use permits are required for visitation to other areas.
Wild life: Sooty terns, seabirds, hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles.

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They were intended to be planted within the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, a former Navy shooting range, but since there still was unexploded ordnance within refuge boundaries and the only available area (Luis Pena Island) had a high population of feral goats, the refuge could not plant them on its land.
The project would not have been possible without the help of many partners, including the landowner and especially the 2003 Culebra National Wildlife Refuge Youth Conservation Corps, who prepared the area and planted the cacti in just one day
Culebra National Wildlife Refuge Service, Isla Culebra, Puerto Rico.