Although Virgin Islands National Park is considered a small park, many interesting events occur that all would like to know about. Events may include educational programming, alerting the public to planning documents, etc. Therefore, press releases will be posted on this page in order to keep past visitors, potential visitors, and the community at large aware of Park Service related activities.
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NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
August 27, 2014
NOAA announced today it will afford Endangered Species Act protections to 20 coral species. All 20 species will be listed as threatened, none as endangered. Fifteen of the newly listed species occur in the Indo-Pacific and five in the Caribbean.
Did You Know?
World famous Trunk Bay beach got its name from the Leatherback turtle which once nested there in abundance. The Danes claimed the turtle resembled a large leather trunk.