Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

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  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
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Features

  • Acropora Polystoma

    Acropora polystoma

    Colonies are irregular clumps with tapered branches of similar length and shape.

    Wildlife & Habitat

  • Montipora Peltiformis

    Montipora peltiformis

    This coral has an encrusting base and will develop plates or scrolls with a textured appearance.

    Wildlife & Habitat

  • Tubastraea Coccinea

    Tubastraea coccinea

    Orange-cup coral, an invasive species, may compete with native benthic invertebrates by compromising the space in their communities.

    Wildlife & Habitat

Protecting the Pacific's Cultural and Historical Heritage

Compatibility Determination

Amateur Radio Operation has been determined to be compatible with the purpose of the Refuge

Compatibility Determination

Hui Panala‘au: Hawaiian Colonists in the Pacific

Colonizing the islands was a harrowing experience that claimed the lives of three young men: Carl Kahalewai who died of appendicitis in 1938, and Joseph Keliihananui and Richard “Dickey” Whaley who were killed during an attack on the island on December 8, 1941.

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Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

Protecting a Monumental Area of the Pacific Ocean

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Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge and six other national wildlife refuges are seemingly just dots near the equator of the Pacific Ocean, but upon a closer look these islands, reefs, and atolls are at the epicenter of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. These refuges host terrestrial and marine life in numbers and unique and specialized life forms beyond our imagination and they provide a safe haven for millions of birds and marine life that swarm to shallow areas and islands to rest, to feed, to mate, and to give life to their off-spring.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Marine Monuments Program

Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service in the Marine Monuments Program of the Pacific Islands Refuges and Monuments Office (PIRAMO). For more information contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge, Box 50167, Honolulu, HI 96850 808-792-9540.

Monuments and Refuges of the Central Pacific Ocean

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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