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Featured Wildlife

Leatherback Sea Turtle

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The leatherback sea turtle, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle or simply the luth, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians.

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Refuge Objectives

To provide habitat and protection for threatened and endangered species, with particular emphasis on the leatherback sea turtle. To foster a sense of public commitment and understanding for sea turtles and the need for protection by providing opportunities for environmental education, interpretation, and compatible wildlife-oriented recreation. To support the Service’s commitment to implement and carry out sea turtle recovery plans. To provide habitat for a natural diversity of plant and wildlife species.

About the Complex

Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex

Sandy Point 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

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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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