Distance: 44.60 miles
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 pl...
Distance: 87.56 miles
Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge
The island of Desecheo is located 14 miles west of Puerto Rico and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on
the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south. The refuge encompasses the entire rugged island. From
1940 to 1952 the island was used as a practice target for aerial bombardment by the US War Department
and from 1952 to 1960 Desecheo was used as a survival tra...
Distance: 96.43 miles
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument includes federal submerged lands within the 3 mile belt off the island of St. John. These waters support a diverse and complex system of coral reefs, and other ecosystems such as shoreline mangrove forests and segrass beds that contribute to their health and survival.
Distance: 1,095.37 miles
Florida Panther NWR was established in 1989 under the authority of the Endangered Species Act to protect the Florida panther and its habitat. The refuge consists of 26,400 acres and is located within the heart of the Big Cypress Basin in southwest Florida. This subtropical ecosystem covers more than 2,400 square miles of diverse wetland and upland habitat types. The refuge encompasses the northe...