J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge (Official)

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge (Official)

1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel (FL), 33957, United States

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(239) 472-1100

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Mission The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:
working with others to conserve, protect and
enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and
their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people

The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations.

The refuge was created to safeguard and enhance the pristine wildlife habitat of Sanibel Island, to protect endangered and threatened species, and to provide feeding, nesting, and roosting areas for migratory birds. Today, the refuge provides important habitat to over 230 species of birds

Founded Est. 1945
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