Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge


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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 450
Rio Hondo, TX 78583

Phone:956-748-3607
Fax:956-748-3609
Web: southwest.fws.gov/refuges/texas/laguna.html
Established: 1976.
Location:East of Rio Hondo, Texas, in the lower Rio Grande Valley.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, campgrounds, hiking trails, boat launch, fishing pier, auto tour routes (16 miles).
Activities:Hiking, fishing, boating, camping, wildlife observation, hunting, bicycling.
Special Features:Laguna Atascosa NWR is the largest protected area of natural habitat left in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Many of the birds found are not found north of here.
Habitats: 45,187 acres of temperate, subtropical, coastal and desert habitats.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Ducks, grebe, javelina, green jays, roseate spoonbill, roadrunner, verdin, alligator, ocelot and Texas tortoise.

See other parks in Texas.
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One population, which numbers 14 individuals, is located on Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and the other is located 20 miles north on private lands.
MATERIALS AND METHODS--Study Site, Captures, and Radiotelemetry--We used data collected on Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and parts of adjoining private land in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas during March 1996-June 1997.
Shindle and Tewes (1998) provided a detailed description of thornshrub communities on Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge including percentage composition of vegetative species.
We defined availability on the study area by using the boundaries of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and parts of adjacent private lands that were accessible to researchers.
Because Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge includes ca.
We lose one of our own," says Sonia Najera, program manager with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and an active member of the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. These smaller cousins of leopards once ranged from South America northward as far as Louisiana and Arkansas.
The Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge have been active partners in ocelot conservation.
National Wildlife Refuge system, particularly the Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge (LRGNWR) and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, both in Texas, has elevated public awareness about the cats and the challenges they face.