The Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge established in 1983 has been serving as a nature reserve. Today is an important site for seabird nesting. Desecheo is home to 3 endemic lizards and the endangered cactus, Harrisia portoricensis (by Eaton, M.E.).
The island has no permanent inhabitants.
Coordinates: Latitude: 18.40° N Longitude: 67.55° W
Area: 1.5 sq. km
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