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Kemps ridley sea turtle heads back to gulf after laying eggs.

Texas’ Coast is at High Flood Risk, But Solutions at Hand

The roughly 6.5 million Texans that live near the Gulf Coast face some of the highest flood risks in the nation. Many Texas coastal cities are, in fact, ranked at …

Whooping crane

Four Ways Climate Change is Impacting Key Species in Texas—and Four Ways to Combat It

You haven’t truly seen a whooping crane until you’ve wandered onto the wetlands where they winter. The horizon is just a bit bigger there. Saltmarshes and ribbons of water unfurl …

Kemp's Ridley hatchlings on their way to sea.

11 Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and a $100 Million Look Ahead

Eleven years ago, the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 people and for 87 days oil flowed into the Gulf, injuring critical habitat, fish, and wildlife. Even now, the impacts …

How Delayed Restoration of America’s Everglades Threatens Florida Bay’s Wildlife

The flat, crystal clear water between the southern tip of Florida and the Florida Keys is called Florida Bay, where fresh water from America’s Everglades mingles with the salty Gulf …

loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings

Wildlife Calm in the Storm

At the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in coastal southeast Texas, a three-mile stretch of restored dunes and renourished beaches held up to the battering winds and torrential rains of Hurricane …

Sea Turtles and the Everglades

Many people think of the Everglades as a unique freshwater wetland—it is! But the shorelines associated with the Everglades also provide important habitat for five of the seven sea turtle …

WILD Act Conserves Sea Turtles, Fights Poaching and Invasive Species

Sea turtle hatchlings scamper to the surf, hoping to be one of the few to make it through a gauntlet of natural predation that doesn’t end when they reach the …

orca

Under the Sea: Marine Wildlife on the Big Screen

From 1975’s Jaws to 2018’s Aquaman–the reigning #1 movie in the U.S.–our nation’s oceans and coasts have served as settings for incredible moments in American cinema. Grab some popcorn and …

hawksbill sea turtle

Protect Sea Turtles and Other Multinational Species: Support the WILD Act

Wildlife across America and around the globe are in crisis, with more than one-third of all species at risk of potential extinction in the decades ahead. Loss of habitat, attacks …

Gratitude for Gulf Restoration

Just before Thanksgiving, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced 21 new restoration projects across the Gulf totaling more than $280 million. The projects selected in this round–the sixth for this funding …

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