Howland Island in United States Minor Outlying Islands

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Reported Area

1688.47 km²

Data Provider

US Geological Survey, Gap Analysis Program (GAP), National Operations Office, Boise State University

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

No information available


Original Name Howland Island

English Designation National Wildlife Refuge

IUCN Management Category Ia

Status Designated

Type of Designation National

Status Year 1974

Sublocation US-UM

Governance Type Federal or national ministry or agency

Management Authority U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Management Plan Site-Specific Management Plan

International Criteria Not Applicable