Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 1527
Vieques, PR 00765

Phone:787-741-2138
Fax:787-741-2158
Web: www.fws.gov/southeast/vieques
Established: 2001.
Location:On the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Facilities:Visitor center.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, fishing, beach activities, crabbing.
Special Features:In addition to its ecological value, the refuge contains important resources of archeological and historic significance and legacies of the Taino culture and sugar cane era.
Habitats: 17,673 acres of beaches, coastal lagoons, mangrove wetlands and upland forested areas. The marine environment around the refuge contains coral reefs and seagrass beds.
Access: Certain areas of the refuge are open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.
Wild life: Antillean manatee, brown pelican, green, loggerhead, hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles, crabs, and migratory birds.

See other parks in Puerto Rico.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The vast majority of the land has been designated as the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge (VNWR).
Without doubt, the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge is a breathtaking place with potential to support a thriving ecotourism industry on the island.
Department of the Interior, so the land can be added to the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. The Navy, having admitted to using depleted uranium and napalm on the range, has pledged to pay for cleanup of the base.
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have complained of problems getting enough community input for their Vieques National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan, a fifteen-year management plan that as of November 2004 did not yet exist.