U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
America’s Wildest Places – Volume 1
A Video Tour of Eight National Wildlife Refuges
Caribbean Islands in Peril
‘Conserving Our Natural Treasures’
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Originally a public domain film, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
National Wildlife Refuge System is a designation for certain protected areas of the United States managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is the system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants. Since President Theodore Roosevelt designated Florida’s Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge as the first wildlife refuge in 1903, the system has grown to over 562 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts encompassing more than 150,000,000 acres (607,028 km2)…
Caribbean Islands National Wildlife complex is an administrative unit of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service which oversees National Wildlife Refuges in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and part of the US Minor Outlying Islands. The Complex also manages the reintroduction of the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot into the wild…
– Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge
– Culebra National Wildlife Refuge
– Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge
– Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge
– Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
US Minor Outlying Islands
– Navassa Island National Wildlife Refuge
US Virgin Islands
– Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
– Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge
– Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge is located on the southwestern side of Puerto Rico in the municipio of Cabo Rojo. It was established in 1974, when 587 acres of land were obtained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from the Central Intelligence Agency which had operated the Caribbean Bureau of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service there for a number of years. The 1,836 acres (7.43 km2) refuge is a habitat for number of native bird species including the endangered yellow-shouldered blackbird also known as la mariquita de Puerto Rico or capitán. Many birds find their way to the refuge while migrating between North and South America.
In 1999, the National Wildlife system purchased and added to the refuge the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats, an historic salt mining enterprise located near the Los Morrillos Lighthouse. Caborrojeños Pro Salud y Ambiente, a local civic group, runs a visitor’s center in the salt flats. More than 118 bird species have been recorded near the area…