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NWF and Vanishing Paradise on Capitol Hill

Sportsmen Tell Congress: Restore the Mississippi River Delta

6/16/2011 // By Lacey McCormick

Outdoor industry leaders from across the country are in D.C. this week, asking their members of Congress to step up and hold BP accountable by dedicating the Clean Water Act penalties from the spill to Gulf restoration. Read more >

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Dune Restoration to Help Shorebirds and Perdido Key Beach Mouse

3/11/2011 // By Kristin Johnson

National Wildlife Federation’s Eliza Russell just emailed from Florida’s Perdido Key, where tomorrow, she and a group of volunteers will be preparing the dunes for nesting season. This event is part of our Gulf Coast volunteer restoration effort to help […] Read more >

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Gulf Coast Birds–And Ours–Doing Alright (for now)

1/3/2011 // By Laura Tangley

On a recent chilly morning in southwestern Louisiana’s White Lake Wetland Conservation Area, Kim Trahan, a rice farmer who leases land in the state-owned area, surveyed the scene around him with satisfaction. To the south, a flock of several thousand […] Read more >

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Entire Habitats Wiped Out by Oil, Dispersant and Fires

12/29/2010 // By Bob Serata

Hyperbole? If you’re visualizing an entire ocean, marshland, bay or miles-long beachfront destroyed, perhaps. But if you consider pelagic sargassum, that yellowish-brown seaweed that forms up into floating mats, clumps and weed lines (scientists call them “weedrows”), you will find […] Read more >

[VIDEO] Gulf Seafood Still in Question

12/22/2010 // By Craig Guillot

Since the day oil first started hitting the Gulf Coast, the safety of Gulf seafood has been in question. Authorities say that fish, shrimp, crab and oysters from the region are safe for consumption but some still remain skeptical. Read more >

Are Red Crabs the Latest Victims of the Gulf Oil Disaster?

12/14/2010 // By Bob Serata

Life under 3,000 feet of sea water is tough enough. More than 1,300 pounds per square inch of pressure squeeze you. Water temperatures of 41°-45° F keep you freshly chilled. Hunting for food means scratching and scraping through the sand […] Read more >

Giant Ships Invade Mississippi Gulf Coast Island

12/14/2010 // By Bob Serata

There’s an industrial-strength landing site at the west end of Horn. Large crew boats, tugs and barges are anchored in the shallows next to channels between the islands that provide deep water access. Read more >

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“Sand Sharks” Take on Gulf Coast’s Oiled Beaches

11/24/2010 // By Miles Grant

NWF’s John Hammond visited Orange Beach, AL to get a first-hand look at cleaning operations. Watch what he found: Read more >

Migratory waterfowl in Louisiana

Update: Migratory Birds in the Gulf of Mexico

11/1/2010 // By Laura Tangley

Just over six months into the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, federal officials finally have some good news for those of us concerned about birds in the Gulf of Mexico. At a recent press conference, U.S. Department of Agriculture […] Read more >

Breaking: Gulf Oil Disaster Bird Species Impacts Released

9/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

UPDATE 9/16: More reaction to the new data from NWF’s Dr. Doug Inkley. For the first time, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has just released a catalog of bird species impacted by the Gulf oil disaster. The information […] Read more >