Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

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Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Nearest city Gautier, Mississippi
Coordinates 30°28′31″N 88°47′00″W / 30.47528°N 88.78333°W / 30.47528; -88.78333Coordinates: 30°28′31″N 88°47′00″W / 30.47528°N 88.78333°W / 30.47528; -88.78333
Area 19,000 acres (77 km2)
Established 1975

The Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1975 to safeguard the endangered Mississippi sandhill crane and its unique disappearing wet pine savanna habitat. The refuge consists of more than 19,000 acres (77 km2) in four units and is now part of the Gulf Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge Complex Manager also administers Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Mississippi/Alabama) and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (Alabama).

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.