Deepwater Horizon

Ten Years After the BP Oil Spill, Restoration Offers Hope for the Gulf

This blog post is co-authored with colleagues from National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, and Ocean Conservancy. On April 20, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil …

Estuaries Benefit from 20 New Projects to Restore the Gulf of Mexico

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill devastated wildlife and ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. In an effort to restore the area, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation just announced …

Is It Too Late For A Mysterious, Newly Discovered Whale?

For decades occasional sightings and strandings of what looked like Bryde’s whales (pronounced “broo-dess”) occurred in the Gulf. These were simply assumed to be occasional strays from the Atlantic. What …

Wine for the Wetlands

Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana is where the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The parish (Louisiana’s version of a county) will lose 55% of its land due to a …

A Sneak Preview of 2018 Conservation

Gulf Oysters: A National Treasure, Providing Natural Defenses

Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Restore a National Treasure

5 Ways Restoring the Gulf’s Estuaries Will Help Wildlife  

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20th, 2010, but the restoration process is still underway. Payments from BP’s 2016 settlement will flow to the Gulf annually through 2031. …

Whooping Crane

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 …

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 …

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