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.

Win for Wildlife: Louisiana Approves Master Restoration Plan

The Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana is home to some of North America’s highest concentrations of wildlife. From the beloved Louisiana black bear to Louisiana’s answer to the flamingo, the …

President’s Budget Leaves Gulf Coast Restoration Out to Dry

Just in time for hurricane season, the Trump Administration has proposed a Fiscal Year 2018 budget that would leave the Gulf coast even more vulnerable to extreme weather and sea …

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

The National Wildlife Federation recently released a new interactive, online report – Making the Most of Restoration: Priorities for a Recovering Gulf. This report stresses the importance of restoring the Gulf’s …

5 Ways Restoring the Gulf’s Estuaries Will Help Wildlife  

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded seven years ago—April 20th, 2010. The restoration process, however, is really just getting started. Payments from BP’s 2016 settlement become available for the first …

The Monarchs Are Here!

Schools in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston have been working with the National Wildlife Federation’s Monarch Heroes program to create monarch gardens on their school campuses that provide the …

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, …

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