Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Navassa Island


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This uninhabited island was claimed by the US in 1857 for its guano. Mining took place between 1865 and 1898. The lighthouse, built in 1917, was shut down in 1996 and administration of Navassa Island transferred from the Coast Guard to the Department of the Interior. A 1998 scientific expedition to the island described it as a unique preserve of Caribbean biodiversity; the following year it became a National Wildlife Refuge and annual scientific expeditions have continued. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

Subsistence fishing and commercial trawling occur within refuge waters.

Environmental Issues

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Population

Uninhabited note: transient haitian fishermen and others camp on the island

Location

Caribbean, island in the caribbean sea, 35 miles west of tiburon peninsula of haiti

Area

Total: 5.4 sq km land: 5.4 sq km water: 0 sq km

About nine times the size of the mall in washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: none conventional short form: navassa island

International Disputes

Claimed by haiti, source of subsistence fishing

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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