Resource Management

Montipora Aequituberculata Coral

The refuge is a managed as a highly-restricted marine protected area.


Management goals include:

  • Conserving, restoring, managing, and protecting native terrestrial habitats that are representative of remote tropical Pacific islands, primarily for the benefit of seabirds; 
  • Conserving, managing, and protecting native marine communities that are representative of remote tropical Pacific islands; 
  • Contributing to the recovery, protection, and management efforts for all native species with special consideration for seabirds, migratory shorebirds, federally listed threatened and endangered species, and species of management concern; 
  • Protecting, maintaining, enhancing, and preserving the wilderness character of Jarvis’s terrestrial and marine communities; and 
  • Preserve Jarvis’s biological, cultural, and historic resources