Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge

Local nameBuck Island National Wildlife Refuge
LocationUnited States Virgin Islands

Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge is located about 2 miles south of the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands of the United States. There are actually two "Buck Islands." The National Wildlife Refuge occupies the one near St. Thomas. The one just north of St. Croix is the centerpiece of Buck Island Reef National Monument. Adjacent to the refuge is Capella Island, about half the size of Buck, owned by the territorial government.

The refuge is characterized by a thorn scrub habitat with rocky coastline surrounded by spectacular reefs. A lighthouse stands over 45 acres of cactus and grassland. The island was transferred to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service due to "its value for migratory birds." The U.S. Navy transferred some lands in 1969 and the remainder was received from the Coast Guard in 1981. The surrounding waters contain reefs and a shipwreck that attract large numbers of snorkelers, divers, and boaters.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Island_National_Wildlife_Refuge

Official website http://www.fws.gov/caribbean/Refuges/BuckIsland/default.htm

Phone +1 340 773 4554

Address 00802, United States

Coordinates 18°16'32.839" N -64°53'13.512" E

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