Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
Along the Atlantic coast of Florida, a little island lays in Indian River Lagoon. It may look small, but it has a very large international footprint. The 5400+ acres of land and water at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge represent the world's first wildlife refuge. Established on March 14, 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt, the site protects birds that were nearly hunted to extinction.