Laws and Regulations

If you have an emergency, call 911 system or the Vieques PR Police Dept. at any time at 787-741-2020. Immediately report the incident and ask them to contact the federal officer on duty. This officer will coordinate efforts with the PRPD and respond to the situation. Depending on the nature of the emergency, they may also contact the Puerto Rico Fire Department (787-741-2111) or Ambulance/Rescue Services (787- 741-1616).

El programa de Cumplimiento de la Ley del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre de Vieques está diseñado para ayudar a los visitantes a disfrutar del Refugio de Vida Silvestre y a la misma vez entender y obedecer las leyes de protección de la vida silvestre, tránsito y otras leyes de seguridad pública. Los oficiales de ley trabajan en conjunto con agencias de gobierno estatales, federales y municipales para hacer cumplir las regulaciones federales y estatales que protegen la vida silvestre y los visitantes dentro del Refugio de Vida Silvestre.

En caso de emergencia llame al sistema 911 o al Depto. de Policía de PR en Vieques al 787-741-2020. Reporte inmediatamente el incidente y pídale que contacten al oficial federal de turno. El oficial coordinará esfuerzos con la Policía y responderá a la situación. Dependiendo de la naturaleza de la emergencia, se contactará al Dpto. de Bomberos de PR (787-741-2111) o la Ambulancia/Servicio de Rescate (787-741-1616).

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 directs Federal agencies to preserve, restore, and maintain historic cultural environments.

The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act provides authority, guidelines and directives for the Service to improve the National Wildlife Refuge System; administers a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and restoration of fish, wildlife and plant...

The National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act authorizes cooperative agreements with nonprofit partner organizations, academic institutions, or State and local governments to construct, operate, maintain, or improve refuge facilities and services, and to promote volunteer, outreach, and...

The Refuge Recreation Act of 1962, with subsequent amendments, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to administer refuges, hatcheries and other conservation areas for recreational use, when such uses do not interfere with the primary purpose for which these areas were established.

Spells out wildlife conservation as the fundamental mission of the Refuge System; requires comprehensive conservation planning to guide management of the Refuge System; directs the involvement of private citizens in land management decisions; and provides that compatible wildlife-dependent...