South Central Regional Center

Speak Up to Restore the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Mississippi’s coastal residents know that our coast has serious restoration needs. An annual erosion rate of 200 acres a year is decimating our coastline. Decades of development have intensified water …

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Gulf Coast Oysters in Peril

If you’ve ordered Gulf oysters at a restaurant this summer, then you’ve noticed their prices have gone up. Way up. The decline of Gulf oysters has been a top headline …

The Preserve was the first approved “Waif Tortoise Recipient Site” in the state and in December 2011 we adopted 4 female gopher tortoises.  Photo from City of Oakland Park.

Threatened Gopher Tortoises Benefit from Florida Community Wildlife Habitat

Our amazing Garden for Wildlife volunteers in Oakland Park, FL are making a difference for the threatened gopher tortoise. The city, which is located in Broward County and is smack dab …

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Camping, Community, Fun!

By Elayne Elliott The NWF Atlanta office celebrated Great Outdoors Month by hosting its 4th annual Great American Backyard Campout at the Outdoor Activity Center in Southwest Atlanta with help from …

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Private Lands and Gulf Restoration – A Vision for Success

The five US states bordering the Gulf of Mexico encompass roughly 290 million acres of land, of which roughly 86% are privately owned. This translates into more than 249 million acres …

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Restoration Funding Bill Dies in La. Senate Committee

A bill that was meant to protect Louisiana’s Coastal Restoration and Protection Fund (Coastal Fund) quietly died before it hit the Senate floor in Baton Rouge. Louisiana House Bill 490 …

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A Simple Solution to Fix Louisiana’s Coastal Fund

Updated Below Pelicans used to flock to Cat Island in Louisiana to nest, but it was one of many islands that was heavily damaged by the oil spill. The island, …

Black bear in the bushes. Photo by U.S. FWS.

Black Bears in Northeast Texas Face New Threat

Right now, a fight is escalating between rural Northeast Texas and the urban Greater Dallas area that could impact bear habitat. The people of Northeast Texas are battling to protect …

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Green School Challenge A Success

“We will persevere until every watt is watched!” proclaimed the 4th and 5th grade students in Brentwood Elementary School’s Environmental Club. Such is an example of the enthusiasm generated by a recent …

Chronic Wasting Disease a Threat to Missouri Deer

An infectious epidemic known as chronic wasting disease is threatening the lives of deer in the United States. The incurable disease was first discovered in captive deer at a research …

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