South Central

NWF’s South Central Regional Center encompasses 12 states along the Gulf Coast and stretches into the Midwest. Priority programs focus on protecting and restoring healthy rivers and estuaries, conserving wetlands, protecting wildlife habitats, and connecting people with the natural world.

A New Hope for America’s Everglades

Water is the lifeblood of America’s Everglades. The slow, steady flow of freshwater feeds the Glades’ sawgrass marshes, cypress swamps, pinelands, and estuaries. It is essential for fish and wildlife …

Mayors across the United States, Mexico and Canada Take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge

Lire Ce Blog en Français! Leer Este Blog en Español! In September 2015, the National Wildlife Federation launched the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in in an effort to engage cities, towns, …

Apalachicola River. Photo Credit: Matthew Godwin

Protecting the Apalachicola – A National Treasure

The Apalachicola River and its floodplain form an incredibly rich system of exceptional ecological importance.  The river is home to an astounding 131 species of fish, the largest number in …

Funds Flowing Seven Years After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster

Today marks seven long years since the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster began to unfold. Eleven men were lost in the initial explosion and oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico …

Making a Difference for the Gulf of Mexico

5 Ways Restoring the Gulf’s Estuaries Will Help Wildlife  

The Monarchs Are Here!

As Matthew Hits Florida, Wildlife Among Many In Harm’s Way

As Hurricane Matthew hits Florida, the top priority is evacuating people from the danger zones and preparing communities for the storm’s impact. We’re grateful to the public officials, first responders, …

Help the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

One species that profits from the wide range of benefits estuaries have to offer is the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. The Kemp’s ridley …

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