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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  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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Featured Wildlife

White Cheeked Pintail


The white-cheeked pintail is the most common breeding species of waterfowl in the USVI. It breeds on Cays, especially those with salt ponds, and at or near a variety of wetlands on major islands. Its numbers appear to be increasing, and a recent population shift toward resorts has occurred in the northern USVI where the pintails are fed by tourists, thus posing potential health risks in swimming pools and restaurants.


Refuge Objectives

Conserve, enhance, restore and protect native wildlife populations and habitat. Conserve and protect cultural resources. Increase public awareness and appreciation of this refuge and its critical role in recovering the St. Croix Ground Lizard population. Support the Service’s commitment to implement and carry out the St. Croix Ground Lizard recovery plan.

About the Complex

Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex

Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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