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.

Pruitt’s Resignation a Chance for a Fresh Start at EPA

Embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has tendered his resignation, three months after we at the National Wildlife Federation called for his removal. He becomes only the second EPA …

Tick-Tock: Climate Action Needed to Stop Tick Boom

Americans have a passion for the outdoors, but ask any hunter, angler, birder, or gardener and they will tell you that the environment is changing. Unfortunately, across the United States …

4 Success Stories to Celebrate on July 4th

America has a proud history of stepping up when our beloved and iconic species need our help. Right now, however, up to a third of our wildlife species are at …

100 Years Strong: Protecting the Future of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is intended to protect over 1,000 species from removal or extermination, safeguarding migrating birds from intentional and incidental take. Passed after the massive decline of …

Administration Seeks to Gut Landmark Environmental Protection, Limit Public Comments

The Trump Administration’s Council on Environmental Quality has officially announced it will go after the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). While most Americans couldn’t tell you what this act is, every single …

Connecting Austin’s Youth with Nature and Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation works with educators across the country to introduce the next generation of conservationists to nature and the wildlife that call it home. The Federation was one …

black-crowned night heron

Healthy Creeks and Streams Help Urban Wildlife

I live in Austin, Texas, a city that defines itself, in part, by its many creeks. Barton, Boggy, Shoal, and Waller Creeks – just to name a few – are …

“Zombie” Wildlife Disease Needs Urgent Federal Action

Have you heard of a wildlife disease that turns deer, elk, and even massive moose into wandering, listless, zombie-like versions of themselves? Well, it not only exists, but has been …

A bird known as a limpkin unexpectedly spotted in Louisiana.

Birders, Snails and the Limpkin

For many birders like me, part of the thrill of birding is finding birds far outside their normal range, and to record one of these vagrant birds. A real achievement …

reddish egret

Safeguard Reddish Egret Habitat + Crucial Protection for Our Coasts and Rivers

Hurricane season is again upon us, with storms threatening communities, homes, and wildlife habitat in their path. As communities recover in the wake of these storms and floods, we must …

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