Endangered Species

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Seven federally listed species occur on the refuge, as well as a number of State-imperiled species and species of management concern. 

  • West Indian Manatee

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    The refuge contains over 5,000 acres of freshwater and more than 50 miles of waterways, which are utilized by the endangered Florida manatees as foraging, breeding and calving areas. More than 23 miles are designated as manatee protection zones.

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  • Snail Kite

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    Lake Woodruff NWR does not regularly support a significant portion of the snail kite population.

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  • Wood Stork

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    Wood stork populations declined sharply in the 1930's to 1980's. 

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  • Eastern Indigo Snake

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    Although the Eastern Indigo snake has been found in areas surrounding the refuge, no valid documented record exists on the refuge itself. 

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  • Whooping Crane

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    A whooping crane pair has established its winter territory on the refuge. 

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  • Gopher Tortoise

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    Several dozen gopher tortoises are found on the refuge, primarily along the eastern boundary and Volusia tract. 

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