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A Win for the Whooping Crane’s Texas Home

The Texas coast is also the winter home of the last wild flock of whooping cranes. These majestic birds winter in and around the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on San …

Healthy oyster reefs are essential for many species of coastal fish and other wildlife, but today the oyster harvest in Apalachicola Bay is less than half the normal levels. Photo by Steven Gray/ Flickr

Progress Towards Restoring the Gulf for Wildlife

Now that BP and the other oil companies have settled with the states and the federal government, there is roughly $16 billion dollars available for restoration. But even this enormous sum …

Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings make their way towards the Gulf. NPS photo.

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 …

Shell Island. Photo by Emily Guidry Schatzel

Rebuilding After the BP Oil Spill

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history …

Oystercatchers are just one species that rely on oyster reefs-- but this habitat has declined across the Gulf. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kathy Reeves.

$80 Million Announced for Gulf Restoration Projects

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What We Know Now About the BP Oil Disaster

Everglades National Park is home a unique subspecies of seaside sparrow, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow. Photo: NPS / Lori Oberhofer

Closing the Gaps in Gulf Restoration

Research and monitoring of important wildlife, such as the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle pictured here, will be a major focus moving forward.” Photo Credit: US Fish & Wildlife Service

$1.2 Billion Will Support Gulf Science Programs

In the early days of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it became apparent that there was a lack of base scientific understanding of the Gulf ecosystem, and how the oil might …

Dolphins. Photo credit: NWF

BP Settlement: $18.7 Billion for the Gulf

Last Thursday, as Americans were stocking up on fireworks for Fourth of July festivities, Gulf Coast residents had something else to celebrate. Five years and two months after the devastating …

Fisherman with his catch of the day. Photo by Lew Carpenter

Gulf Restoration and the 2015 Sportsmen’s Act

Sportsmen should be concerned at the rapid decline of the Mississippi River Delta wetlands ecosystem. The Mississippi River Delta feeds both the waterfowl that we hunt and the fish we chase. There …

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