Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
Map of the Southeast Region

Refuge Facts

  • Established: 1977.
  • Acres: 14.
  • Location: The island is directly off the north coast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Administered under Caribbean Islands NWR office.

Natural History

  • Outcrops of lava, tuffs and bressias are prominent geologic features.

Refuge Objectives

  • To maintain the natural island ecosystem, protecting the endangered St. Croix ground lizard and colonial nesting birds.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are the only agency of the U.S. Government with that primary mission.

The Service helps protect a healthy environment for people, fish and wildlife, and helps Americans conserve and enjoy the outdoors and our living treasures. The Service's major responsibilities are for migratory birds, endangered species, certain marine mammals, and freshwater and anadromous fish.


Fact Sheet

Green Cay Fact Sheet

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

Recovery Plan PDF

Recovery Plan for the St. Croix ground lizard is available in a PDF

Last updated: September 15, 2014
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