Culebra National Wildlife Refuge

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Culebra National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Culebra National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Culebra National Wildlife Refuge
Location in Puerto Rico
LocationPuerto Rico, Caribbean
Nearest cityCulebra, Puerto Rico
Coordinates18°20′18″N 65°15′29″W / 18.3382888°N 65.2579344°W / 18.3382888; -65.2579344[1]Coordinates: 18°20′18″N 65°15′29″W / 18.3382888°N 65.2579344°W / 18.3382888; -65.2579344[1]
Area5.86 km2 (1,450 acres)
Established1909
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteCulebra National Wildlife Refuge

The Culebra National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Rico. It is part of the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which is a unit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is the site of the former Camp Roosevelt.[2]

Background[edit]

More than 50,000 seabirds of 13 species find their way to this dot in the ocean every year to breed and nurture their young, with the largest sooty tern nesting in the Culebra archipelago being found on Peninsula Flamenco.

Many other bird species permanently call Culebra home while three species of sea turtles, including leatherback and hawksbill, use the waters surrounding Culebra and nest on refuge beaches.

Coral reef ecosystem of Puerto Rico

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Culebra National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-06.
  2. ^ http://www.nps.gov/seac/lower_camp/lc-index.htm

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

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