Navassa National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Navassa National Wildlife Refuge

Natural History

  • Over 1 million tons of bird guano was removed from the island between 1865-1901.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard built a 162 foot lighthouse in 1917.
  • Large seabird colonies present including over 5,000 nesting Red footed booby.
  • Home to four endemic lizard species.
  • Largely a marine resource

Refuge Objectives

  • To preserve and protect coral reef ecosystems and the marine environment.
  • To restore and enhance native wildlife and plants.
  • To provide opportunities for scientific research.


Fact Sheet

Navassa Fact Sheet

The Navassa National Wildlife Refuges fact sheet is available in a .PDF

Last updated: May 1, 2013
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