Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

Puerto Rico

(787) 741-2138

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Things To Do

 

Overview

The refuge contains several ecologically distinct habitats including; beaches, coastal lagoons, mangrove wetlands, and upland forested areas. Some of excellent examples of sub-tropical dry forest in the Caribbean can be found on refuge lands. The marine environment surrounding the refuge contains coral reefs and sea grass beds. The refuge and its surrounding waters are home to at least two plants and eight animals on the Federal endangered species list including; the Caribbean West Indian manatee, the Brown Pelican, and four species of sea turtles. The refuge contains important resources of archeological and historic significance, legacy of the Taino culture and sugar cane era.

Map of Vieques NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 18.148136, -65.442123

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    The refuge's educational programs focus on a wide variety of activities and facilities ranging from talks; guided walks, and teachers workshops to exhibits. Information, and brochures for your school projects are also available. These programs are tailored to educate students and communities about wildlife resources and local conservation issues. Educators, students (from K through high school) and the community at large are encouraged through these programs and facilities to get actively involved in restoring, and protecting the environment.

Seasonality/Weather

The Refuge is open for daylight use only.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(787) 741-2138

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