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  • Type of destination: National Wildlife Refuge
  • Location of destination: USA - Florida
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The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (ACNWR), located mostly in Brevard County, was established in 1991 to protect habitat for the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere and the most significant area for green sea turtle nesting in North America. The number of nests in this area represents 25-35% of all loggerhead and green sea turtle nests in the US. The leatherback turtle, which is one of the world’s largest and rarest sea turtles, also nests here in much smaller numbers. The Barrier Island Center serves as the Visit...
The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (ACNWR), located mostly in Brevard County, was established in 1991 to protect habitat for the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere and the most significant area for green sea turtle nesting in North America. The number of nests in this area represents 25-35% of all loggerhead and green sea turtle nests in the US. The leatherback turtle, which is one of the world’s largest and rarest sea turtles, also nests here in much smaller numbers. The Barrier Island Center serves as the Visitor Information Center for the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is part of the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway
More information on the Sea Turtle Preservation Society and Friends of the Carr Refuge websites.
Read this fun Kid’s Times Brochures about the Loggerhead Sea Turtle,   Green Sea Turtle and Leatherback Sea Turtle by the National Marine Fisheries Service.  
The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (ACNWR), located mostly in Brevard County, was established in 1991 to protect habitat for the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere and the most significant area for green sea turtle nesting in North America. The number of nests in this area represents 25-35% of all loggerhead and green sea turtle nests in the US. The leatherback turtle, which is one of the world’s largest and rarest sea turtles, also nests here in much smaller numbers. The Barrier Island Center serves as the Visit...

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