Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge

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Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge

Virgin Islands

(340) 773-4554

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The island is directly off the north coast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands is a 14 acre refuge established in 1977 to protect the population natural population of the endangered St. Croix ground lizard, as well as preserve bird nesting habitat. The Island consists of dry, forested areas with cactus scrub and small rocky beaches. Management involves habitat improvement protection and study of the St. Croix ground lizard. Outcrops of lava, tuffs and bressias are prominent geologic features and the thirty-three thousand conch shells buried under volcanic rock tell-a-tale of human use.

This island refuge is closed to the public due to fragile habitat and easily-disturbed wildlife such as the endangered St. Croix ground lizard.

Map of Green Cay NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 17.757025, -64.602184

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