National Wildlife Refuges
The Caribbean Islands NWRs
are a complex of nine refuges in
Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
Islands and the Jamaica Passage.
The nine refuges are Cabo Rojo,
i *Culebra, Desecheo, Buck Island,
Green Cay, Sandy Point, Laguna
Cartagena, Navassa and Vieques.
-Each unit has a unique
-A composition of plant and animal
Location: from Mayaguez, drive
south on Route 2 (main highway)
and exit Route 100 toward Cabo
Rojo. When Route 100 ends, turn
left onto Route 101. Drive .8 mile,
then turn right onto Route 301.
Drive approximately three miles
and look for Cabo Rojo NWR
sign which is the complex
Financial Impact of Refuge
m 13-person staff.
m Current budget (FY 05)
m Biological research and surveys.
m Habitat restoration and
m Environmental education and
m Marsh and water management.
m Law enforcement.
Public Use Opportunities
Visitor center/contact station is
located at the complex headquarters
on Cabo Rojo NWR, Puerto Rico.
Susan Silander, Project Leader
Caribbean Islands NWR Complex
P.O. Box 510
Boqueron, PR 00622
Phone 787/851 7258
Fax: 787/255 6725